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“Only two out of 10 people support BBI in Mt Kenya,” Kang’ata insists

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  • Kang’ata has acknowledged he was the author of the controversial letter addressed to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
  • Says he is ready to lose his position as the majority whip if Jubilee Party decides to oust him on the basis of the letter.

Only two out of 10 people in Mt Kenya region support the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), Murang’a senator Irungu Kang’ata has insisted.

Speaking on Monday at Parliament buildings, Kang’ata acknowledged that indeed he was the author of the letter addressed to President Uhuru Kenyatta, although someone leaked it in bad faith.

The Senate Majority Whip defended the letter saying that BBI is unpopular in Central Kenya. The letter said that Kang’ata had done a survey that revealed that only two people out of 10 would vote “YES” for BBI.

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“The discussion arising out of that letter appears to vindicate my strong belief that some people are not candid and frank on matters BBI, particularly the level of approval rating of BBI in Mt Kenya region,” said Kang’ata who insisted that “there was no any other political player involved in writing the letter.”

Kang’ata said that he is ready to lose his position as the majority whip if Jubilee Party decides to oust him on the basis of the letter.

In the letter, the decision to use provincial administrators to push the BBI agenda at grassroot level has not sat well with the people, calling for a change in strategy.

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