Details Of Secret Night Meeting Between Irungu Kang’ata and Uhuru’s Men Leaked


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Details have emerged of a three-hour late-night meeting that was held on Tuesday to convince Senate Majority Whip Irungu Kangáta to publicly recant the “King is naked” letter he wrote to President Uhuru Kenyatta, casting aspersions on the viability of the on BBI fortunes in Mt Kenya region.

The Murang’a senator was summoned to the meeting by some senior government officials and the parliamentary leadership, led by Senate Majority Leader Samuel Poghisio, his National Assembly counterpart Amos Kimunya, Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju, and Senate Deputy Minority Leader and Isiolo Senator Fatuma Dullo.

The caucus sought to convince Kangáta to publicly distance himself from the letter given that he was among the few leaders the president depends on to push his agenda in the bicameral House.

After three hours of deliberations, the meeting is said to have ended without a firm commitment from the senator on the issue.

A leaked conversation by former Statehouse Digital Communications Director Denis Itumbi revealed a heated argument where Kang’ata chose to stand his ground.

Kang’ata is said to have refused to disavow a letter he claims to have written in good faith.”

“I am sorry guys, but we must develop a culture of telling each other the truth internally,”, further asking those in attendance why the Jubilee leadership should play games with what voters are telling all of them in private and public.

“I cannot withdraw my letter and still have a conscience…That I will not do, if The President and the party ignore at least I will be at peace that History will show I did my part, Even the bible was not written by off-record speeches or sermons, only that which was written on scrolls and tombs….”

The legislator insisted that he wrote down his thoughts because he knew one day, it will be written that he put his views as shaped by the electorate on official record.

An animated exchange ensued. Amos Kimunya told Kang’ata off that he could not be the only one right and the rest wrong.

Kang’ata responded, ” I do not disagree, put it in record as I did,”

Initially, the meeting resolved that if Kang’ata is not retracting then the party would convene a Press Conference for him to resign. Not even these threats moved the Peter Tosh reggae fan who was adamant that he would rather leave his position than retract his letter.

On Wednesday, a meeting was convened where the entire Jubilee party and Parliamentary leadership was in attendance in anticipation of Kang’ata’s resignation.

Kang’ata then switched off his phone.

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