Axed Senate Majority Whip Irungu Kang’ata now claims that he has been de-whipped from his plum job because he is a ‘hustler’.
Kang’ata said his father was just a “poor mechanic” and that’s why he had to be removed.
Speaking shortly after his removal from the post, the Murang’a Senator said he would not fight to be reinstated.
“I will be gracious to whoever takes this seat,” he said.
The legislator was replaced with Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi during a Parliamentary Group (PG) meeting for all the Jubilee senators.
However, dethroned Senate Majority Leader and Elgeyo-Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen insisted that Kang’ata is still the Majority Whip.
“We will stand with Senator Kang’ata and evidence be tabled, including numbers and signatures that signed his removal. Senator Kang’ata remains Majority Whip in the Senate. The people running the government are now the minority,” he said.
Murkomen added that the Murang’a senator is now a member of Deputy President William Ruto’s “Hustlers’ Nation”.
Kang’ata, who was flanked by Tangatanga senators, did not confirm his move to DP Ruto’s camp, but he heaped praise on the “Hustlers Movement”, saying that “it’s is the real deal”.
He also blamed ODM leader Raila Odinga for the woes facing Jubilee Party.
“Our problems started when the ‘Handshake’ guy came into the picture. We should not accept him as our President,” he said.