Murkomen declines new Senate post

Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has refused to replace his Laikipia counterpart John Kinyua in the Senate’s Devolution committee.

According to the Elgeyo Marakwet Senator, taking up the position will be outright betrayal to Kinyua who stood by him when he was being haunted out as the Senate majority leader.

In the new changes announced by newly elected Majority Whip Irungu Kangata on Tuesday, Murkomen was to replace Laikipia Senator John Kinyua who was axed as the chairman of the powerful devolution committee.

Moments after the announcements were made Murkomen took to twitter to vent his displeasure in the changes

“This afternoon I learnt from the media that I have been proposed to serve in the Senate Devolution Committee in effect replacing Senator Kinyua who is being punished for standing with me. Accepting the position will be tantamount to repaying unstinting loyalty with spite and treachery,” he tweeted

Murkomen said that he will stand by his colleagues who are being humiliated for being supporters of Deputy President William Ruto.

On Tuesday the jubilee party removed Senators allied to DP Ruto from all Senate committees and replaced them with Senators friendly to President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Those targeted are those who opposed the move by jubilee party to oust former Senate Deputy Speaker Kithure Kindiki

 

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