By Mourice Seretta
Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua has said that Murang’a Senator who is also the Senate Majority Chief Whip Irungu Kang’ata should be honored and rewarded for rescuing the Building Bridges Initiative process.
In a statement today, Dr Mutua says Senator Kang’ata’s letter to President Uhuru Kenyatta on his perspective of BBI support in Mt. Kenya region, may be the best thing to happen to the Building Bridges Initiative.
The Machakos governor further says that what the courageous Kang’ata has done is vocalizing the whispers that have been going on due to propaganda by opposers of BBI.
‘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. 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,’ Mutua says.
Mutua also adds that instead of condemning and exerting pressure on Kang’ata, those who support BBI, should be honouring him.
He also says that he supports the BBI and President Uhuru Kenyatta’s legacy and projects and anything that contributes to its success is welcome to him.
‘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? 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.’ Mutua ponders.
The Maendeleo Chap Chap Party Leader ends by offering to buy Senator Kang’ata a drink for the letter to the President.