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Confusion in Uhuru’s team as Irungu Kang’ata’s replacement speaks

An air of confusion has hit the President Uhuru Kenyatta led Kieleweke faction of the Jubilee party a day after the Senate majority whip Irungu Kang’ata announced his replacement as the BBI coordinator in Mt Kenya region.

This is after Kirinyaga senator Charles Kibiru dismissed his claims of leading the BBI campaigns in the Mt Kenya region.

Speaking to the standard, Senator Kibiru cleared the air that Kang’ata was never in the first place elected as the coordinator in the region, hence he cannot be replaced from the position he never held.

He continued that the election of the chairperson of the BBI coordination meetings was only discussed for the first time in Thika last week.

He dared the senate majority to make make it public on whom gave him the position, on which date, and the place where it all took place.

“Those are innuendos, he has never been elected to coordinate the BBI campaigns, the Thika Greens meeting with Mt Kenya leaders was the first time we discussed and elected the Coordinators where MP Maoka Maore and I were elected,” Kibiru clarified.

It comes just days after Senator Kang’ata addressed the press on Sunday claiming that he had been replaced as the regional coordinator due to his candid letter to President Kenyatta on the popularity of the BBI document.

“I have been removed from my position as the BBI Coordinator in Mt Kenya region which I co-chaired with former Mathira MP Peter Weru and the position has been given to my Kirinyaga counterpart Charles Kibiru, but I wish him well in popularizing BBI in the region,” the Senator said during a political show.

He added that a few months ago they had a meeting at the same venue with PS Karanja Kibicho with Kang’ata in attendance but never discussed the election of coordinators.

“I have actually chaired the first meeting today on strategy and plan to hit the ground running, one of the issues we have agreed is to remove 2022 general elections from the BBI campaigns, we shall reach out to the political class including those aspiring various political seats to sell the BBI document to our people, we shall conduct campaigns up to June and then give way to politicians to support their preferred candidates and conduct their own campaigns,” he added.

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    Written by Fred Orido

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