Details of a phone call to Kang’ata that stopped planned informal meeting

An informal meeting purported to have been organised by majority Whip Irungu Kang’ata was called off after a phone call from State House Kenya. The function was to be held in a hotel at Kiambu County at 6 pm on Sunday by senators.

According to reliable reports, the focus of the meeting was to reach an agreement on Third Basis Revenue Allocation Formula which has been a topic of discussion for weeks now. Over forty(40) legislators had already confirmed their attendance through alleged WhatsApp group, only for the meeting to be called off in the last minute.

Unidentified caller from State House stopped the paramount function, saying that the function will be seen as a one-sided. Most of the senators who had confirmed to attend supported “One man, One Vote, One Shilling” motion.

Senators with no vote (nominated) were among those on confirmed list.

“A lot of effort had gone into planning, but the meeting was cancelled,” Kang’ata said as quoted by a local news blog.

He however confidently affirmed that consensus will be reached given that talks are going on behind the scenes.

“Discussions are still ongoing. I can assure the public that something is actually cooking. I hope they’ll yield something. I urge my colleagues to tone down their views and stances,” Kang’ata maintained.

Below is the list of senators who opposed Kang’ata’s motion on July 28.

    1. Fatuma Dullo
    2. Ibrahim Ali
    3. Issa Juma
    4. Hajj Moh’d Yussuf
    5. Hargura Godana
    6. Ekal Malachi
    7. Boniface Kabaka
    8. George Khaniri
    9. Sam Ongeri
    10. Stewart Mazda yo
    11. Cleophas Malala
    12. Eric Mogeni
    13. Mutula Kilonzo
    14. Sen. Johnes Mwaruma
    15. Mwinyihaji Faki
    16. Ledama Ole Kina
    17. Sakaja Johnson
    18. Enoch Wambua
    19. Kindiki Kithure
    20. Lelegwe Ltumbesi
    21. Anwar Loitiptip
    22. Mahamud Mohamed
    23. Wario Juma
    24.  Philip Mpaayei
    25. Kipchumba Murkomen

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