Murkomen risks losing his position following recent comment

Kipchumba Murkomen's mouth lands him in trouble

Senator Kipchumba Murkomen risks losing senate majority leader position after comment on dam project

Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has put his position at the Senate on the line following his recent remarks on the Kimwarer/Arror dam project that was cancelled by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Fellow Jubilee MP Moses Kuria has asked him to resign from the Senate Majority Leader position stating that his comments could amount to hate speech.

"I am just asking Senator Murkomen to quit as the Leader of Majority so that when he talks of his people, we can understand what he means with that," Kuria suggested.

While reacting to the President's decision, the Senate leader implied that the committee which investigated the dams project was not representative of the various communities in Kenya.

"I urge the President to constitute a transparent team that is national in character to look at all projects in Kenya and that which will not ethnically profile some regions for discrimination," he posted online.

Murkomen's hot topic

The Gatundu South legislator claims that the Senator's remark has the potential to cause ethnic-based violence in the country.

"When he claims that his people are losing or being denied something we get confused because we cannot tell whether he meant the people of the community that he comes from or any other Kenyan because he is the Leader of Majority in the Senate.

"I keep wondering what message he was trying to send by claiming that the report was written by people from one community. I will not keep quiet and watch the country going back to 2007," he stated.

President Kenyatta cancelled the dams project on Wednesday after the investigating committee found that it was overpriced and technically impossible to execute.


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