Murkomen admits Ruto’s company is under EACC investigation
The senator revealed details of the company which was implicated by a Jubilee MP as a cartel
Koilel farm which received Sh20 million in the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) pay outs, is said to be located in Eldoret East constituency.
Quoting a report that was tabled in parliament concerning fraud at NCPB, Murkomen defended Koilel farm arguing that it was paid for maize it delivered.
The report had a list of companies and individuals who are under investigations for possibly buying maize from farmers and reselling it to NCPB.
Cherangany MP Joshua Kutuny brought the company to light in a statement that seemed to imply that the DP was part of the reason why maize farmers had not received payment for maize delivered to NCPB.
Murkomen defends DP Ruto
"The same way you are pointing at the deputy president atht he was paid by NCPB Sh20 million is the same way someone else is saying that you and I were paid Sh3 million.
"I know your farm in Kipkeche, you know my farm near Kapcherop, we both delivered and were paid rightfully for farms we did.
"William Ruto, who owns about 1,000 acres in Koilel having only farmed for maize in 400 hectares is paid Sh20 million. Kutuny and I wgho farmed less than 100 hectares were paid Sh3 million so where is the harm in that and why is the focus on Ruto who delivered maize to NCPB?" Murkomen posed.
Kutuny argued that it would have been impossible for the controversial farm to deliver maize worth Sh20 million at once given that the maize has to be taken through various steps such as shelling before it is delivered to the company.
The two Jubilee politicians took part in a heated debate on the News Night segment on Citizen TV where they traded embarrassing barbs at each other
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