Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata has refused to apologize to President Uhuru Kenyatta for his recently leaked controversial letter, which alleged that BBI was unpopular in the Mt. Kenya region.
Insiders in the Jubilee party revealed that Kang’ata said he would not apologize to the head of state.
President Uhuru Kenyatta allegedly ordered PS Karanja Kibicho to convene a meeting with Jubilee party officials. The agenda of the meeting was to iron out some issues that came to light on 12th January.
The four-hour meeting allegedly took place at an undisclosed location in Westlands, Nairobi. All senior officials from the Senate and National Assembly attended the meeting.
The Jubilee party officials allegedly gave Kang’ata an ultimatum. They told him to either offer a public apology to the President or step down from his position as the Senate Majority Whip. However, Kang’ata insisted that he had not committed any crime.
The party had allegedly organized a press conference for Kang’ata’s public apology on 13th January. However, Kang’ata did not show up.
Irungu Kang’ata expressed his shock on realizing that his colleagues had shared information about the meeting with the media.
“I’m surprised my colleagues have shared details of the meeting with you. My letter did not insult anyone; neither did it contain falsehoods,” he said.
“I just reported the truth. What wrong did I commit?” Kang’ata questioned.
A source that attended the meeting revealed that Kang’ata said he did not regret writing the letter. According to Kang’ata, everything he wrote was true.
“Despite the president’s hard stance on the matter and the presence of the Interior PS, he appeared unmoved, even claiming at some point that he did not insult the head of state to warrant the party backlash,” the source claimed.