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Kang'ata Admits to Have Participated in Putting Joel Ngugi as a High Court Judge

Murang'a senator, Irungu Kang'ata.

A dramatic scene was experienced at Inooro TV on Sunday evening after Murang'a senator, Irungu Kang'ata, admitted to have participated in putting Joel Ngugi as a high court judge. Kang'ata was hosted alongside Raila's lawyer, Paul Mwangi, at a political debate in the station.

"We did a lot of work to convince Joel Ngugi to be a high court judge in Kenya. I think he is the only professor working as a judge and one of the best legal minds in the country. We had to convince him to leave his job at Harvard University where he was in a better payroll than what he currently gets here in Kenya," said Kang'ata.

This statement by the Senator aroused the emotions of Paul Mwangi who argued that this is the reason Ngugi ruled in favor of Kang'ata's political inclination. Mwangi said that Kang'ata's hand in the hiring of Ngugi might have led to the troubles that have befallen BBI.

Kang'ata was forced to reply to Mwangi where he cleared the air that he did this when he was a member of parliament. The Senator said that this action was done to the best interest of Kenyans.

Paul Mwangi was not satisfied by Kang'ata's argument but he remained positive that the ruling by the high court judges will be overturned by the court of appeal. Mwangi however agreed that it is impossible to have a referendum by August as it was earlier planned.

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