Murkomen angers Kenyans with remarks on 9 expensive cars sought by DCI in war against corruption

Kenyans roast Murkomen as fight against corruption goes to Twitter

File image of Senate Majority Leader and Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen addressing media at Parliament Buildings

Senate Majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen has once again found himself on the receiving end, enduring the wrath of Kenyans after his remarks on missing high-end cars rubbed some the wrong way.

Murkomen caused a storm after he took to Twitter, faulting the DCI for using the social media platform to track owners of the high end cars that are the subject of ongoing investigations.

“If the DCI has to rely on twitter to establish the ownership of vehicles in Kenya then how will he be able to investigate complex matters of syndicated loans ? SMH” Murkome wrote.

Comments came in thick and fast with some questioning why the Senator who has been a vocal critic of the ongoing purge against corruption is unsettled by the move.

Kie Njiru warned Murkomen that his continued opposition to corruption investigations only make him appear guilt, writing: "@kipmurkomen Vehemently opposing an investigation makes you look very guilty. Kama mmepatikana basi. You guys don't know how angry Kenyans are with the political class and their hand in corruption.".

In what reflect the foul mood of the public over corruption, netizens had little sympathy nor kind words for the Senator with many questioning his interest in the dam scandal in which more than Ksh 21 billion was lost.

Reports indicate that the DCI impounded tens of high end cars allegedly bought with the proceeds of the dams scandal and which has so far seen politicians allied to DP Rto, led by Murkomen protest, alleging that the war against corruption has been politicized and calling for the immediate sacking of DCI Kinoti.

Below are more comments in reaction to Murkomen's remarks.


Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or: