Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata has been removed as the Senate Majority Chief Whip.
Kang’ata has been replaced by Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi.
Jubilee Secretary-General Raphael Tuju said that Kang’ata had a right to express his opinions the party had an issue with the manner he did it.
Tuju says that while Kang’ata was within his rights to express his opinion to the President but the party had an issue with how he did it.
The ousted Chief Whip was invited to a meeting and asked to apologise but he declined. Jubilee Secretary-General Tuju said the leadership of the party and the Senate could no longer trust Kang’ata with confidential information and so he had to be ejected.
“We had a meeting where we invited Senator Kang’ata but he refused to come. He joined online and later discussed what was discussed to the media. If after talking, you expose what was discussed, then that is not acceptable and that is a big failure as a leader,” added Tuju.
The move come comes a day after 6 Jubilee Party nominated senators were kicked out of the party by the National Management Committee (NMC).
By JN Wamanji