Kang’ata ready to face consequences over letter to the president

Senator Irungu Kang'ata. He has been kicked out as senate majority whip and replaced with Senator Wamatangi./COURTESY

Senate Majority Whip Irungu Kang’ata has refuted claims that he had disrespected  President Uhuru Kenyatta when he wrote him a letter alluding to the unpopularity of the building bridges initiative in central region.

At a media briefing in parliament buildings, Kang’ata insisted that he wrote the letter to the president in good faith telling the truth about the whole matter in a bid to salvage the process which he alleges is unpopular in the region.

He pointed out that he will continue telling the truth on the initiative to avert any possibility of it becoming a sinking ship, insisting that he is ready for any consequences over his actions.

“If the party decided to remove me from the position of the whip because of my stand, then I will accept and thank them,” Kang’ata said.

Kang’ata backed some of the proposals entailed in Deputy President William Rutos camp, especially the proposal to have multiple choices on the referendum.

Kang’ata has been under fire from various leaders especially the Kieleweke wing accusing him of portraying disloyalty to the president over the whole matter.