Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua on Tuesday responded to Muran’ga Senator Irungu Kang’ata’s alarming letter to President Uhuru Kenyatta on the popularity of BBI in the Mt. Kenya region.
Mutua has termed Kang’ata as courageous for vocalising the whispers that have been going on due to propaganda by BBI opposers, adding that he supports the BBI and President Uhuru Kenyatta’s legacy.
He adds that the letter may be the best thing to happen to the Building Bridges Initiative.
“By speaking about the challenges as he sees them, he has issued a call to arms which has now made the BBI issue and its success, especially in Mt. Kenya region, an issue of debate and hopefully, action.” he said
“I am especially pleased that no less than 10 fellow governors issued a statement due to Senator Kang’ata’s letter. They have said all will be well and I am sure they will now, more than before, ensure all will indeed be well. That is good for BBI.” Said Governor Mutua
Governor Mutua added: “instead of condemning and exerting pressure on my friend and fellow youthful leader Senator Irungu Kang’ata, we, who support BBI, should be honoring him. I support the BBI and President Uhuru Kenyatta’s legacy and projects and anything that contributes to its success is welcome to me.
“The letter also raises a few questions. For example, based on my previous experience working closely for President Kibaki, I am asking myself, is there a communication breakdown in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s political organization? Who are the gatekeepers to the President?” he asks
“I am also wondering, could this be a master political game initiated by President Uhuru Kenyatta to give him a good reason to rejig a few things? Well, it is a technique I have seen used effectively. Time will tell.” wrote the Machakos governor.
“But, let me also stop speculating. The good Senator Kang’ata’s phone is off. If anyone gets in touch with him, please tell him I want to buy him a drink. He has made me proud.” he concluded.