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Murkomen sends out cryptic message after Ruto was denied access to Moi

Ruto was blocked from seeing Moi after he waited for two hours on Thursday.

Making reference to the Bible, the Senate Majority leader said that while DP Ruto is being despised by his political foes, he could emerge the victor in the turmoil.

“The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes - Psalms 118:22-23,” the Senator tweeted.


The tweet by Murkomen followed a rather worrying expose by State House Director of Digital Innovations and Diaspora Communications Mr Dennis Itumbi claiming that the blockage of the DP was planned by his political foe, Baringo Senator Gideon Moi.

Murkomen accused Gideon, who is Moi's son and Baringo Senator of blocking some Rift Valley leaders from visiting the retired President. He claimed only those loyal to the Kanu Chairman are allowed to see Moi.

"Tiren was able to visit Moi because he was with Raila," he said.


He added: “It has been very difficult for us to see Moi because Gideon has been allowing only those loyal to him to see the old man. You will now help us, Tiren. When you meet Gideon, tell him we are also looking for an appointment to see Moi."

Busy Mzee Moi

This was however to fall on deaf ears as DP Ruto was on Thursday blocked form seeing former President Moi,after a two-hour wait.

A statement from the former president’s office said Mr Ruto, who was accompanied by Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter, Ainabkoi MP William Chepkut and lawyer Stephen Kipkenda, could not meet Mr Moi who instead offered to meet them on a later date.

“Deputy President William Ruto today visited the former president. Mr Ruto and his team were welcomed and had lunch at Mzee’s Kabarak home.


"Unfortunately, this coincided with the time Mzee Moi was undergoing routine physical exercise with his doctors. Mzee Moi agreed to meet him at a convenient time another day in the very near future,” read the statement.

Mr Ruto’s allies, led by Elgeyo-Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen have however accused the senator of blocking the DP from paying a courtesy call on Mzee Moi.

“As the chairman of Kalenjin MPs, I have time and again sought an appointment so we can go and visit Mzee. Ni ngumu (It is complicated). Those opportunities are given in bits like Panadol by his son,” claimed Mr Murkomen.


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