Wednesday May 20, 2020 – Kikuyu MP, Kimani Ichung’wah, has revealed details of a past phone call he had with President Uhuru Kenyatta as he clashed with Muranga Woman Representative, Sabina Chege, on Citizen TV.
Ichung’wah, an ally of Deputy President William Ruto, faced off with Chege as he opposed the removal of legislators affiliated with the DP from key leadership positions in Parliament.
Chege reminded Ichung’wah that his support for Uhuru’s candidature in 2017 was partly responsible for his win in the polls, questioning why they will turn against the President.
In response, Ichung’wah revealed details of a phone call in which he pledged loyalty to Uhuru, even as he called for the expansion of democratic space to allow divergent views.
“Sabina Chege has asked a question, whether I am still Uhuru’s jeshi (army).”
“In 2018, I was fortunate to have a telephone conversation with the President and I’m sorry to say this on air.”
“But I did promise the President that, as I promised him in 2013, I will never betray President Uhuru Kenyatta in terms of his agenda for the nation, for uniting Kenya, bringing prosperity to our country and moving this country forward.”
“As to whether I will agree 100% with President Uhuru Kenyatta on certain things, that is debatable.”
“I may not necessarily agree, and I would expect that President Uhuru Kenyatta would be democratic and kind enough to allow me to have a divergent view,” he stated.
Ichung’wah argued that the break-up in the party could have been stopped from boiling over if they held regular Parliamentary Group meetings.
The Kenyan DAILY POST