Barely a week after penning a letter to President Kenyatta detailing his survey of the popularity of the BBI report in the Mt Kenya region, Senate majority leader Irungu Kang’ata now says his life is in danger.
Kang’ata says he is a marked man and has been receiving messages of violence and death owing to his candid letter to the head of state.
Speaking in an interview with the press on Sunday at the Parliament building, Kang’ata said that he had been received death threats from unknown people in the Government quarters pressurizing him to reject the letter.
“I have forwarded the text messages to DCI to an officer known as Mr. Mwangi who is in charge of the investigations. I hope that the culprits will be brought to book,” he said.
The legislator has since been adamant about his proposal to President Kenyatta, adding that DP Ruto’s suggestion could be the only lifeline to the constitutional change.
“It guarantees at the very basic minimum that BBI will pass. You will find some clauses will have been embedded in the Constitution rather than voting yes and no, where you run the risk of the entire document getting lost,” he said.
The DP had advocated for multiple-choice referendum questions, a thing the BBI proponents dismissed as will confuse the Kenyans.
This comes as the senator cries foul of a plot being hatched to oust him as the BBI coordinator in the Mt Kenya region.
“A plot has been hatched to remove me as the BBI coordinator in Mt Kenya region and I have been replaced with Senator Kibiru. I wish him well in popularizing the report in the region. The decision was arrived at on Saturday,” he disclosed.