Murkomen speaks out after being given new position in Senate

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 19:10 |
Kipchumba Murkomen. Photo/Courtesy

Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has declined to serve as a member of the Senate Devolution Committee as proposed by the Jubilee Coalition Majority Whip Irungu Kang'ata in a letter to the Speaker of the Senate on Tuesday.

In a post on his Twitter account, Murkomen said: "This afternoon I learnt from the media that I have been proposed to serve in the Senate Devolution Committee in effect replacing Sen. Kinyua who is being punished for standing with me.

"Accepting the position will be tantamount to repaying unstinting loyalty with spite&treachery."

He further said: "As a Majority Leader I chose not to serve in any committee&I ensured that committee membership&leadership was distributed fairly among my colleagues.

"I condemn the unwarranted humiliation of Senators Linturi,Kinyua,Langat&Cherargei merely because they stood by the truth&fairness."

He conitunued: "Now and in the future I am ready to serve the nation in any capacity and in any committee even as a mere member.

"What I abhor is to take up positions at the expense of colleagues who are being humiliated for no apparent reason. Thank you and God bless."

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