Elgeyo Markwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen set Twitter on fire shortly after the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji ordered for the arrest of Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu and his wife Susan Wangari Ndungu over corruption.
Murkomen lights up Twitter after DPP Haji orders for the arrest of Waititu,wife over corruption
Murkomen reveals new scheme that could se all 47 governors replaced
Taking to Twitter, Murkomen wrote that all that is required by the Deputy Governors to ascend to the office of the governor is to fix their bosses with corruption scandals.
“It seems by the end of the year all the 47 Governors will have been charged in court. Going by the decision of Justice Mumbi Ngugi. It is the greatest time to be a Deputy Governor. You just fix your boss and voila you take over. Being DG in Kenya is not bad after al(all)” Murkomen wrote.
He opined that the on-going crack-down on corruption could see all 47 governors kicked out of office and replaced with their deputies following a high court decision that all governors charged with corruption should leave office for the entire duration of their prosecution.
On Thursday, High Court Judge Mumbi Ngungi ruled that governors should step aside once charged for a criminal offence and declared section of the law protecting them unconstitutional.
The ruling held that governors charged with corruption should stay away from office and their roles completely taken over by their deputies for the duration of the trial.
Murkomen’s comments, coming at a time when the public is in bad moods in the wake of massive corruption in government saw some clash with him, alleging that he is now an obstacle in the fight against corruption.
Others saw his comments as a plot to give the corruption scandal a twisted dimension before turning it into a political contest and alleging victimization of DP Ruto's political allies.
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