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Why Irungu Kang’ata might be kicked out as Majority Whip today

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Jubilee Party senators will on Tuesday, February 9 hold a Parliamentary Group meeting at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC).

Although the agenda of the meeting is yet to be known, political commentators are insinuating that the meeting will be a housekeeping one.

Majority Whip Irungu Kang’ata is expected to lose his influential seat, after falling out with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The Murang’a senator himself has hinted that he might be facing a purge by his own party.

Through his Twitter account, Kang’ata appeared to be preparing himself mentally to face any outcome from the said meeting.

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“Tomorrow’s PG at KICC- Courage brother do not stumble, Though thy path be dark as night. There is star to guide the humble, Take it to the Lord in prayer,” tweeted Kang’ata.

Kang’ata’s letter to Uhuru had advised him to change tactics because the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) is unpopular in Mt Kenya region.

Proponents of BBI have since dismissed him as traitor who is only but trying to move to Tangatanga faction of the Jubilee Party.

National Assembly Majority Leader Amos Kimunya accused Kang’ata of “political immaturity” for writing the letter.

By design or coincidence?

The KICC meeting will come just a day after Jubilee on Monday expelled six nominated senators from the party, with immediate effect.

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Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen says that the whole expulsion process is a ploy to remove Kang’ata as the Majority Whip.

“This is the game; The 6 senators are purportedly expelled today because tomorrow they want to remove Whip Kangโ€™ata. Since we are 38 PG members (including the fake KANU)&they canโ€™t raise 20 to remove Whip, they will argue we are 32 so that they target only 17 Senators. Hypocrites!” says Murkomen

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