Wamatangi replaces Kang’ata as Senate Majority Chief Whip

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Senators Kimani Wamatangi (L) and Irungu Kang'ata (R).

Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata has lost the Senate Majority Chief Whip seat to his Kiambu counterpart Kimani Wamatangi.

Kang’ata has been in loggerheads with Jubilee leadership after a letter about BBI popularity in Mt Kenya that he wrote to President Uhuru Kenyatta leaked.

Subsequently the first-time senator was also accused of making public issues they discussed in closed-doors.

The changes were announced at the Jubilee Party Parliamentary Group meeting at KICC today that was attended by Uhuru and about 30 Senators from Jubilee party.

Kang’ata replaced the DP William Ruto-allied Senator Susan Kihika of Nakuru in May last year after changes were made during a similar meeting at State House that Tangatanga Senatos snubbed.

Ruto-allied Senators giving Kang’ata moral support at KICC.

Jubilee Secretary-General Raphael Tuju said even after Kang’ata made the said mistake he declined to attend a meeting he was invited and also failed to apologise.

Senators Kipchumba Murkomen (Marakwet) and Mithika Linturi (Meru) are said to have walked out of the meeting protesting removal of Kang’ata.

His removal comes a day after Jubilee party expelled seven nominated Senators over disciplinary violations.

The seven are Isaac Mwaura, Millicent Omanga, Seneta Mary Yiane, Waqo Naomi Jilo, Prengei Victor, Iman Dekow and Gona Christine Zawadi.

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