Senator Irungu Kangata has for the first time responded to President Uhuru Kenyatta, following his controversial BBI letter that caught the attention of the republic. While speaking in his Muranga county, Kangata said he is ready to lose his seat over the letter and that it was out of good faith, and not disrespect to the Head of State.
” We must support the government and ensure that the good work the President is doing is completed but we must also report the truth. These issues were raised in good faith, there is no malice or disrespect but just to ensure that this government succeeds,” Kang’ata said on Monday
The Jubilee Majority leader in the Senate Irungu Kangata is having a hard time in his Muranga county over his association with the BBI as well as the Handshake.
After his controversial letter was dismissed by President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Muranga Senator is now ready to jump ship so as to salvage his political life.
As things stand, DP William Ruto has edged out President Uhuru Kenyatta’s grip in the vote-rich region, which is currently under the DP’s influence. Senator Kangata has an ambition of being the next Muranga governor, replacing Mwangi Wa Iria.
However, this ambition could be up in smoke following his association with the BBI which his handlers say may have resulted in the Senator’s woes. During the collection of signature drive in Muranga, Kangata headed the entire process despite opposition from his advisers, who had warned the initiative was very unpopular.