Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja advised Senator Paul Kimani Wamatangi to tread carefully in his new role as the new Senate chief whip.
“Whenever you make a ruling, be careful. Be gracious and kind and assume that your worst enemies might use them against you,” noted Sakaja.
While speaking at the Senate, Sakaja said that respect, consultation, and persuasion will always triumph against intimidation, because at the Senate, everyone is an adult.
Sakaja additionally spoke on Kang’ata’s purge and referred to his opinion after the ouster of Senator Kithure and Kihika.
Sakaja asked Wamatangi to always handles issues cautiously and gently, adding that anything one does always comes back because tables may turn.
Shedding light on democracy, Sakaja also said that a party’s position doesn’t centre on an individual’s decision.
“Party position consists of existing democracy where you converge as members and discuss issues. Afterwards, you have the political mandate to implement what the majority approved,” stated Sakaja.
Sakaja further stated that in the game of politics, one must not burn bridges as one might find themselves in the path less travelled.
He thanked Irungu Kang’ata, the Murang’a senator for a job well executed in the short time he worked as a Chief Whip. He described Kang’ata as a well-intentioned and cheerful man.
Besides, Sakaja congratulated the newly appointed Majority Chief Whip Senator Wamatangi, adding that he would support him in his new position.