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‘We cannot risk having a dictator in a democratic country’ – Senator Murkomen warns Trans Nzoia residents against electing Natembeya

Tuesday, January 4th, 2022 12:03 | By
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen. PHOTO/Courtesy

As the race to succeed Trans Nzoia County Governor Patrick Khaemba intensifies, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has warned the people of Trans Nzoia against electing Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya as their next governor in the August general elections.

Speaking at Kitalale in Saboti constituency, Murkomen claimed that Natembeya is a dictator and not fit for any elective position.

"I want to plead with you the people of Trans Nzoia, please don't make a mistake of electing Natembeya. If you make that mistake, I can assure you, you will have to kneel before him to get county services" Murkomen claimed.

The Elgeyo Marakwet Senator claimed that the Rift Valley Regional boss has harassed and jailed innocent youths and the residents can only revenge against his evil deeds by sending him home.

The former Senate Majority Leader said that he is ready to support any candidate who will fly the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party ticket for the Trans Nzoia gubernatorial race just to ensure Natembeya doesn't clinch the seat.

"You'll see me camping in this county campaigning for UDA's candidate because we cannot risk having a dictator in a democratic country," he added.

Murkomen's statement comes at a time Natembeya has declared his intentions to succeed governor Khaemba as the next county boss under the Democratic Action Party of Kenya (DAP-K) ticket.

The regional police boss is expected to compete against Legal Advisor in the office of Deputy President Abraham Sing'oei and Maurice Kakai Bissau who is the Infrastructure and ICT advisor in the same office.

Other competitors in the gubernatorial race are Kiminini Member of Parliament Chris Wamalwa, Philemon Samoei, Teresa Metto, and Julia Kichwen.

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