Former Senate Chief Whip Irungu Kanga’ta has officially joined the Tanga Tanga team associated with Deputy President William Ruto.
The Muranga Senator while joining the DP on a campaign opposing the amendment of the 2010 constitution, on Friday 11, blamed former prime minister Raila Odinga for his unprecedented removal from Jubilee.
“I was punished because I spoke the truth, don’t you think so?” he stated in his address to Kiambaa residents.
Kangata was addressing a crowd in Kiambaa, Kiambu County before he invited Ruto to make his remarks showing the level of respect accorded to him.
Kang’ata hinted at supporting BBI fully by campaigning for a DP Ruto “Hustler” leadership come 2022. The DP has been opposed to the BBI citing political self-gain strategies for other politicians especially Raila.
The senator also told the residents that the hustler government through its manifesto would ensure the region is given priority by constructing some of the debilitated roads and providing stable electricity.
“I voted for Uhuru in 2002 even when he failed to get the presidency, I voted for him in 2013 and I voted for him in 2017, he is not the problem. The problem came in when this ‘riddles’ guy came in,” Kanga’ta said.
Kang’ata who was welcomed by the Kiambaa residents said that he was worried that there will be more trouble if the ODM leader joins the government fully.
On Tuesday, February 9, Kanga’ta was ejected as the Majority whip after a Jubilee Coalition Parliamentary Group meeting held at KICC, Nairobi.
Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju stated that Kang’ata was no longer showing party loyalty thus warranting his removal.
Kanga’ta had written a letter to President Uhuru telling him of the unpopularity of the BBI in the Mt Kenya region. However, Tuju said that the letter was not the ultimate reason for his removal.
The DP was seen sharing a light moment with Kanga’ta and other leaders before their public address begun.