A day after the Senate majority whip and Murang’a senator Irungu Kang’ata surfaced with an explosive letter pitting the BBI document as unpopular in Mt Kenya region and is bound to flop, the Jubilee party has responded.
The senator did a popularity survey of the document over the December vacation with the result of every 10 persons surveyed, six opposed the document, two support it and two others were indifferent.
Jubilee through the party secretary General Raphael Tuju denied receiving the letter that was written by the Majority whip and addressed to the President through the secretary-general.
Tuju went ahead to finding fault with the senator for failing to share his views with the party officials before writing to President Kenyatta.
“Whereas I may disagree with the public avenue he took, it is normal that in the leadership of the party, whenever we have meetings, we have different opinions being presented on the table,” the party boss explained.
“We are not always agreeing on everything, and that’s normal because we cannot reach unanimity in each and every subject matter,” he added.
Tuju explained that every member should be responsible, and internal party disagreements should never be displayed in the public.
“Once a decision has been made that this is the direction we are taking, then within the principle of collective responsibility, ordinarily we should not disagree in the public domain, but take the party line,” he offered.
This comes after the senator had talked on the letter, tendering his apology while blaming the party officials for the leakage.
“Kindly though the letter dated 30th December is authentic, I didn’t give it to the media. Someone else who had been copied did.
“I apologize for that. With the benefit of hindsight, I should have copied no one else. Trust substantive issues raised in the letter will be remedied,” he wrote in a tweet.