(KDRTV) – Muranga Senator Irungu Kangata has been on the spot for all the wrong reasons this year.
It all started after a controversial letter to President Uhuru Kenyatta leaked to the media.
Then the Senate Majority Whip, Kangata told the President that he was afraid the BBI Bill was unpopular in Mt Kenya.
The soft-spoken lawmaker said he had conducted a research in Muranga County and came to the conclusion that only 2 out of 10 people support the proposals to change the constitution through a referendum.
Kangata was asked to denounce the letter by Jubilee Mandarins but he refused, forcing the party to dewhip him from Senate leadership.
He had served in the position for less than seven months.
With all MCAs of Muranga County passing BBI bill, one may ask, did @HonKangata overrate himself in that dubious letter to Uhuru?
— Nyanza Man (@Disembe) February 23, 2021
It now turns out that Kangata’s letter was not true as all the 53 MCAs voted to endorse the BBI Bill on Tuesday.
A section of Muranga MCAs broke into song and dance outside the county assembly on Tuesday, with calls for Kangata to resign dominating the event.
— MuthuiMkenya 🇰🇪 (@MuthuiMkenya) February 23, 2021
On social media, Kenyans asked where Kangata got his research from.
MURANG'A COUNTY ASSEMBLY, where my Class-mate Sen. @HonKangata did some 'verandah research', has UNANIMOUSLY approved and passed the BBI Bill by 53 to 0 votes. Hivo ndivyo ground inakuwanga!
— Silas Chepkeres Jakakimba, PhDc, CPM. (@silasjakakimba) February 23, 2021
Muranga County Assembly conducted Public participation in all the wards and no resident came out to oppose the report.
Irungu Kangata wrote a letter to the President on BBI unpopularity in Mt Kenya. Uhuru went to Sagana and granted 2millions to MCAs, and now BBI is more than Popular. Muranga County assembly has in turn unanimously passed the BBI Bill. Don't you think Kangata deserves some Credit?
— Rono Norman (@RonoNorman) February 23, 2021
However, a section of netizens claim that Kangata should be given credit for the support the BBI currently enjoys in the region as the President acted on his advise.
It has not escaped the attention of Kenyans that MCas across the country have voted in favour of the BBI report after Uhuru promised them car grants.