riday, May 7, 2021 -United Democratic Alliance UDA Party is facing internal challenges as members continue threatening to walk out en’masse.
Senator Irungu Kang’ata was first to hint at his exit after he reportedly displayed regrets why he left his well-paying job of Chief Whip at the Senate to join UDA camp.
The Senator who lost his plum majority whip position after he decamped to Tangatanga team, has now said the move was a misstep which he can’t explain how it happened.
Irungu as the Chief Whip would pocket in access of sh 500,000 every month apart from his Senator’s salary.
“I lost my many bodyguards, allowances totaling Ksh 500,000 per month, and a GK vehicle. Even me [sic] I am yet to understand. I think Tanga Tanga has some magic,” he posted on his Twitter account.
The lawmaker who accused proponents of BBI for forcing the documents on people has added that he wished he listened to advice given to him then.
After his removal from that position for his rebellious attitude, the position was immediately given to Senator Kimani Wamatang’i.
His sentiments came at a time the BBI was on Thursday May 6 passed at Parliament with a larger section of Tangatanga-allied MPs voting yes.
Among those who voted in favour of the document are Kimani Ngunjiri who, according to sources, is slowly drifting away from Ruto.
Weighing on the matter, Mathira MP Righathi Gachagua observed that any legislator from the DP’s camp who voted yes did so for local reasons.
“MPs supporting Ruto but voted Yes did so because of local considerations” the Mathira lawmaker was quoted.
The DP ally was saying this while appearing on an interview with the Standard Paper.