Muranga Senator Irungu Kang’ata was on Sunday, February 28 forced to run on foot towards a church service in which Deputy President William Ruto was in attendance after youth blocked hos vehicle in jubilation as they welcomed him.
Donning a blue suit and matching shirt, the MP could be seen running so fast that his security details were struggling to catch up with him.
Kang’ata who was recently kicked out as the Jubilee Party’s Majority leader partly because of his perceived closeness to the DP recentlynhinted at conducting another survey to determine the popularity of the BBI bill in Mt Kenya region.
In his initial research on BBI, Kanga’ta established the document was unpopular among Mt Kenya.
He wrote a letter to President Uhuru Kenyatta and advised him as such.
However, on Tuesday, February 23, all the county assemblies of Mt Kenya region endorsed the bill and later rejoiced with hundreds of locals who were filmed dancing to the famous Firirinda song.
Speaking to KTN News, Kang’ata defended his survey saying he based his assessment on the responses he got from the people and not county assemblies.
He argued the government took some of his recommendations seriously and further used threats and intimidation to force MCAs to pass the draft.
“I know how government works, I knew it will be very easy to mobilise and manipulate MCAs and ensure they pass the bill,” said the Murang’a senator.
Asked whether he still believes the people will shoot down the bill in the referendum, the outspoken lawmaker said he would have to carry out another survey to establish that.
“When you look at my letter I said BBI was unpopular as by that time, as to whether it will go up or it will remain unpopular, I think I may have to do another survey and confirm that,” said the senator.