Murkomen drags Mzee Jomo Kenyatta's name to debate on lifestyle audit
Murkomen is a confidant of DP Ruto.
Taking on Twitter, the Elgeyo Marakwet senator told off critics who have been questioning the wealth of politicians to keep off, adding that such wealth can only be found after taking loans and doing business, but not depending on the salary.
The Senator has said, in a Monday afternoon tweet in which he copied DP William Ruto, Raila Odinga and President Kenyatta as debate on the lifestyle audit of key individuals in and out of the government, rages on.
“Nobody becomes rich or wealthy through salary (Not even Uhuru Kenyatta, William Ruto or Raila Odinga).
“You must take loans, do business, sell good&/or services, do farming, create ideas and sell them etc. stop the nonsense of #WeKnowYourSalary. Mzee Kenyatta taught us to fight poverty not riches,” he tweeted.
Kenyans who reacted to Mr Murkomen’s sentiments believed that the Senator may have been thrown in a panic mode given the order by the President to call for a lifestyle audit, a move that has attracted criticism from DP Ruto’s side.
“Why are you scared? Allow the presidential directive on lifestyle audit take effect. If you became rich/wealthy legally, you shouldn't be worried. Otherwise you give the guys every reason to doubt you! Let the audit proceed,” a Jared Mnyachieo tweeted in reply.
Lifestyle Audit a Must
Kemboi Justin tweeted: “Fighting poverty by massive accumulation of wealth you are the same politicians who have pushed citizens to extreme points by looting almost everything. Lifestyle audit a must.”
Others attacked him on grounds that he has been using choppers beyond his financial levels to run across the country with DP Ruto.
“But taking loans and doing business requires strong financial base (salary or savings). Can any politician take a loan against his salary and grants and purchase a chopper or hire one every weekend? Am told doing business with kafamen brings great returns,” a Tirop Manjoy tweeted.
John Kaumba added: “Looters will always say they took loans to do business. The script is ever the same. Mwizi ni mwizi,,,ata kama yeye ana cheo gani. People are so desperate to sanitize their loot.”
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