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I once knelt for Natembeya in his office – Murkomen

Saturday, May 21st, 2022 19:03 | By
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen PHOTO/Courtesy

Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has confessed that he knelt for George Natembeya when he was the Rift Valley Regional Commissioner when he together with other leaders went to his office to plead for the restoration of peace in Kerio Valley.

Speaking in Chebarus area of Trans Nzoia County, Murkomen said despite bowing for Natembeya, he was not able to restore order in the banditry prone valley.

"When Natembeya was the regional commissioner of this region, we went to his office in Nakuru to ask for restoration of peace and order because we wanted our people to settle and concentrate on their daily activities. Imagine I had to kneel before him" Murkomen said.

The outspoken senator said Natembeya was not committed to ensuring that the troubled valley enjoyed peace despite having a heavy security contingent.

"He used to take a chopper, land at Tot, stay there for three to five minutes fly back to Nakuru and go to Nairobi to look for contractors," he added.

Murkomen also cast aspersions on Natembeya's candidature for the Trans Nzoia gubernatorial seat saying he may not be able to deliver if elected in August.

"I am telling you the people of Trans Nzoia to be very careful. If you expect Natembeya who speaks a lot of good English but little actions to deliver, then you'll be surprised. If he was not able to tackle insecurity in Kerio Valley with a lot of security agencies at his disposal, will he be able to handle the political office he is looking for?" Murkomen asked.

Murkomen also said President Uhuru Kenyatta used Cherang'any constituency Member of Parliament Joshua Kutuny to reduce Ruto's influence in the National Assembly and the Senate.

"Uhuru Kenyatta was determined to frustrate his deputy, that is why he used your MP Joshua Kutuny to kick us the supporters of William Ruto out of office," he said.

He asked Cherang'any residents to teach Kutuny a political lesson by voting him out in August.

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