In a dramatic turn of events that has brought to the fore just how deeply entrenched the DP’s intelligence network is within Uhuru’s government, Murang’a senator and former Senate Majority Chief Whip, Irungu Kang’ata, has now come out to confess that he has been a pro-Ruto operative for the last three years.
After this shocking admission by the Murang’a senator yesterday night, focus has now been shifted to Jubilee party, and how such a big party can lack the machinery to conduct proper background checks before entrusting someone with such a huge responsibility.
In a day which was full of dramatic incidents, there was a deservedly dramatic end to it yesterday.
Kang’ata was speaking on Citizen TV’s late night show hosted by Waihiga Mwaura, NewsNight. He was invited alongside Ndaragua MP Jeremiah Kioni, who joined them virtually.
Kang’ata’s huge confession, however, came when the show’s host asked him if he had a preferred presidential candidate for the upcoming 2022 general elections.
“For some time now, I have been a believer of what the president told us about three years ago…that we should support him for his two terms, then later support the DP…so yes, I have been, and I still am a supporter of the DP. Am supporting the president by following his advice and supporting the DP.”
The Murang’a Senator also finally came out, and for the first time, openly admitted to having problems with the BBI report, a report which just 24 hours earlier, he had been entrusted to spearhead in parliament. Kang’ata admitted to being uncomfortable with the provisions that expand parliament, and thus, the wage bill.
He also poked holes in the president’s recent move to award MCAs with car grants.