Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has been forced to defend himself after a video of him crying surfaced online following an Injury he obtained during a football Match between the Senate and Kitui County Assembly.
Senator Murkomen speaks out after video of him crying went viral
Don’t share video with me enjoy if you must - Murkomen
In the video, the legislator is seen writhing in pain, while cautioning first aid providers not to touch him by repeatedly saying “Usinishike Usinishike."
In a tweet, Murkomen mentioned that his loud cry was a result of the pain he was going through, after his collarbone fractured.
Don’t share video with me
“Last week I fell & tore my Coracoclavicular ligament during soccer game. Even in my pain & having realized my collarbone was nearly protruding, I managed to protect self from the dangers of poor 1st Aid. I got to Hospital, Surgery done & now I’m fine. Don’t share video with me enjoy if you must” reads Murkomen’s.
He added that he underwent surgery to reconstruct his coracoclavicular ligament.
“After suffering an injury while playing football in Kitui on Monday I underwent a procedure on Tuesday to reconstruct my coracoclavicular ligament. I thank Prof.Ating’a for a job well done together with Dr.Wanyoike & Dr.Arunga plus the rest of the medical team. I have been discharged today and will continue with the recovery process. I received amazing support from my wife, parents, siblings, in-laws, friends and colleagues. Thank you for the visits, prayers, calls, messages of encouragement and well wishes,” added the vocal Jubilee senator.
However, a section of Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) didn’t buy his explanation and went ahead to make fun of the situation.
Reactions from KOT
“I think it is gross/in bad taste and even callous to make fun of a badly injured amateur football player (Sen Murkomen) in great pain and discomfort” Ahmednasir Abudullahi.
"poor 1st Aid" imagine the pain you heard that's what we have been going through from your friend massive loot,” Globalman.
“Better wewe unajua nini ilivunjika..sisi wengine tungemeza tu panadol and assume all is well,ju sa tungedoo!! in 7 years hapa ndo mmetufikisha” Kelly Khalifa.
“We lost Seven Kids today and you are busy telling us about your Kimwarecoclavicular ligament ,men don't cry like that man.....unless they are Cumming” Sir Festus.
“Kuvunjika ni uchungu lakini umewika sana bwana kiongozi Next time lower the tone” Bennis Njau.
“So you acknowledge our sportsmen get poor first aid when injured! I think the video alongside this message should be shared to shame you as a policy maker who only protects himself but no bringing about legislation to protect the electorate” David Nakome.
“Did you call it " poor first aid " cheei I hope the way you rushed yourself to the better hospital for operation is the same way you'd do to poor Kenyans. SMH” Leah
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