Murkomen resigns as Elgeyo Marakwet Senator to take up cabinet position
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Onesmus Kipchumba Murkomen has resigned from his senatorial seat ahead of his swearing-in as the CS for Roads, Transport and Public Works.
The lawmaker, who was set to serve his third term in the Senate, delivered a personal statement this afternoon to mark his final contribution to the Upper House.
His resignation comes against the backdrop of the approval of his nomination to the cabinet by the National Assembly.
"The 10 years that the people of Elgeyo Marakwet entrusted me to serve in this house has come to an end, any time this afternoon I will hand in my resignation. I believe some of the reasons why I was removed as Majority Leader, apart from other political reasons, is because I brought a 20-page statement challenging the NMS taking over Nairobi County responsibilities," Murkomen stated.
In a tweet after his resignation, the outgoing legislator stated that it is not easy exiting the Senate where he has served for the last 10 years.
"A lot is going through my mind. Leaving Senate is not easy. It’s been my home for the last 10 years," he posted.