Kangata says he rejected money to popularise BBI in Mt Kenya

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Senator Irungu Kangata/ COURTESY

Troubled Majority Whip in the Senate has revealed how he refused funding by the government to popularise the BBI in Mt Kenya, against the backdrop of his controversial BBI letter to the Head of State.

Speaking on Sunday after the EACC launched investigations on one of his companies, the Muranga Senator said his letter was in good faith, and that he was just trying to help Uhuru Kenyatta ”escape political shame shadowing him in Mt Kenya.”

“I started receiving phone calls from all powerful institutions in this government demanding that I recant the letter and also I be funded to go to the grassroots and speak well of BBI. I refused since I had, and still retain, a conviction I was being truthful and helping my president escape political shame shadowing him in Mt Kenya,” Kangata told a local daily on Sunday morning.

The Muranga Senator, who has pledged his allegiance to DP William Ruto says there were also plans to remove him as the Majority Whip in the Senate, but it failed since those behind the move did not have the requisite numbers.

 ”I had revealed how Jubilee Party honchos had threatened to remove me from the Senate Chief Whip’s position, scandalise me, and put me to jail if I refused to recant the letter by January 5. Now that I have refused to disown my letter, the intimidation has commenced,” he added.

“After they realised they don’t have the numbers to engineer my removal as whip, they have now reverted to using hard power of sending investigators for politics. The effect of these tactics is to make politicians cower and stop speaking the truth. That doesn’t advance the interests of Jubilee in my view,” he said.

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