Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has come under heavy criticism for his remarks made on Friday, a day that saw President Uhuru Kenyatta differ sharply with his deputy William Ruto over the ongoing fight against corruption..
Murkomen caused a storm on Twitter after he posted a Bible quote on Friday night, a day that was filled with political intrigues and drama with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s social media accounts being pulled down.
Quoting Hosea 6:1-2, Murkomen wrote:”Come, let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds. After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us,that we may live in his presence.”
Netizens were however not amused with some alleging that Murkomen is a hypocrite who quotes the Bible to suit his purposes.
Others accused the Senator of using the name of the Lord in vain, alleging that the Senator is a beneficiary of rampant corruption in government and should consider bringing back his share of alleged loot before preaching.
KOTLoyal accused the senator of turning to the Bible after the narrative alleging that particular tribes and individuals are being targeted failed in the ongoing fight against corruption failed.
"If the going gets tough they run to church to hide there. This is after my tribe is being targeted has failed."he wrote.
Uhuru-Ruto clash moments before Uhuru’s Facebook and Twitter pages were deleted
Friday saw President Kenyatta issue a firm commitment to fight corruption, making it clear that nobody -- not even his “closest political ally” -- would stand in the way of the anti-graft fight.
The President’s no-holds barred offensive was documented and shared both on print, online and audio which went viral.
A day earlier, in one of the clearest indications that all was not well in the Jubilee camp, Ruto expressly described the ongoing purge as selective, lacking integrity, fought on convenient half-truths and with political outcomes in mind.