Following his leaked letter addressed to President Uhuru Kenyatta outlining his December vacation survey on the popularity of the Building Bridges Initiative report, a delegation of influential Mt Kenya billionaires sumonses Irungu Kang’ata.
The Kang’ata letter elicited mixed reactions with the DP Ruto led Tanga Tanga faction leaders celebrating the senator for speaking their mind while revising what they always insisted on, contrary to the views of Mt Kenya governors.
This is after the council held a meeting to determine the context of Kang’ata’s letter that sparked wild reactions from across the Country, amid calls for peaceful coexistence.
“We had to find out from Senator Kang’ata the authenticity of that letter…whether it was even his letter and all that…we talked for about two hours or so,” said Council Chair Joe Kibe.
The members kept their deliberations confidential, stating that they were not focused on reprimanding the legislator.
“We’re very happy that he came and we discussed the whole matter, and we expressed our opinion and views at the procedure which was followed for writing the letter…so he is aware of our feelings…but we did not call him to reprimand him,” added Mr. Kibe
They also reiterated the importance of BBI as an issue of national importance, while acknowledging the power of political and constitutional freedom.
“As far as the question of the BBI is concerned, because it has got so many good policy issues in it, we like it…in fact we love it…after all, it comes from the golden handshake between our beloved President and the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga…we have always supported the handshake, and now we support the BBI,” further stated Mr. Kibe.
“Whether there is Tanga Tanga, whether there is Kieleweke…all these people are entitled to be there, and they will continue doing their jobs how best they know…we can only advise,” the council Chair concluded
This comes as the majority whip blames the leakage on a third party stating that he never gave it out to the media, while admitting the content is substantive.
“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 said.