National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichungwah has revealed that he blocked former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s phone number.
The Kikuyu Member of Parliament served as the chairman of the Budget and Appropriations Committee in the National Assembly under President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee regime.
In an interview with Kenyan Historian on YouTube, the youthful legislator said that the former Head of State would call him regularly on budget-related matters.
Ichungwah who is now leading the Kenya Kwanza bi-partisan talk’s team further claimed that the then head of state was threatening him prompting him to block his phone number.
He particularly pointed out an instance in 2019 when Uhuru had wanted Ichung’wah to okay appropriations to a certain government project but the latter would object to it, saying the whole August House has to deliberate on it.
“He happened to call me at night and I could tell the state he was in. He was livid, shouting and threatening me. I then asked him to resign from the committee if he thought I was undermining him. I explained to him that the program had no funding and he was being lied to. The money was being transferred to the net domestic borrowing,” recalled Ichung’wah.
Ichungwah who had been elected on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee party had further started working closely with the then Deputy President William Ruto.
By that time, the Deputy President and his boss were not on good working terms over what was allegedly suspected to have been due to a handshake between the President and opposition leader Raila Odinga.