"Huyu mtu wa Handshake vile aliingisha Mguu moja katika serikali ya Jubilee Mambo ikaharibika kwa watu wa mlima Kenya" meaning in kiswahili language "When a Raila Odinga stepped one leg in Jubilee government situation became worst to people of Mt Kenya in government" referring to Raila Odinga. Irungu Kangata said in an NTV interview.
Photo Kangata source (courtesy)
ODM leader Raila Odinga has sustained his attack on Deputy President William Ruto, accusing him of hypocrisy and disloyalty to the President.
Raila and his brigade took the campaign for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Constitutional (Amendment) Bill to Narok County, where he told Kenyans to trust President Uhuru Kenyatta’s opinion about his deputy.
Irungu Kangata asked if he support William Ruto or Uhuru Kenyatta it was hard for him to respond but he finally said he is supporting William Ruto reason is that people of Mt Kenya has suffered in Jubilee government by being purged in government and being intimidated through arrest and cases in court. He repeated what he had said in the previous interview KTN news.
Photo Ruto source (courtesy)
Previous week, Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata on Tuesday said he regrets the leakage of his letter to President Uhuru Kenyatta but suspects two leaders within Jubilee Party who might have had a hand in it.
Speaking during an interview on KTN News, the senator pointed an accusing finger at Senate Majority Leader Samuel Poghisio and Jubilee Secretary-General Raphael Tuju.
“I regret the leakage of the letter. It is not me; it was either leaked by Majority leader Poghisio, because he had a copy, or Raphael Tuju.
“That letter did not go directly to the President…I did not leak that letter,” he said.
Kang’ata, however, maintained that he does not regret the letter’s contents saying they were a genuine expression of his thoughts.
photo Uhuru source (courtesy)
“I did not abuse anyone…Whereas I pointed out problems, I also proposed solutions,” he added.
On his relationship with the Head of State, Kang’ata stated that they are good friends, mentioning the President’s kind gesture to attend his wedding.
“President Kenyatta himself has said that he does not trust some people, among them his DP, to lead as they are a bunch of thieves. You, as a Kenyan, should be very worried of them,” said Raila.
The former Prime Minister was accompanied by Environment Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko and a number of lawmakers.
He hit out at Members of Parliament allied to Dr Ruto, who were asserting that he (Raila) had taken the deputy president position in the Jubilee administration, saying he had never joined the government.
Last week, Jubilee resolved to remove Kang’ata as Majority Chief Whip in the Senate and replaced him with Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi.
Tuju announced that the party had arrived at a unanimous decision after considering a series of infractions which included breach of confidentiality.
Photo Raila source (courtesy)
“His biggest failure as far as leadership is concerned was discussing private matters with other parties.
“You don’t kiss and tell. It is that breach of confidentiality that has made his position untenable,” Tuju said.
Tuju brushed off Kang’ata’s claims that his removal had to do with the letter he penned to the President last month indicating that the BBI referendum push was unpopular in Central Kenya.
“That is not the case, at least not directly. Whatever opinion he had to make was within his rights but the manner in which he did it was wrong, especially matters that include the president,” Tuju added.
The SG also alluded that Kang’ata’s failure to honour meetings from the party’s top leadership contributed to his removal as Senate majority leader.
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