Kipchumba Murkomen says he voted for Uhuru in 2002 when his relatives deserted him

Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has refuted claims that he disrespects President Uhuru Kenyatta, saying he stood with the Head of State when even his Mt Kenya relatives deserted him.

The Senate Majority leader said he has not only respected Uhuru in word of mouth like many of the Head of State’s supporters but he has demonstrated his reverence through actions.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen during a past Jubilee Coalition Campaign. Photo: Kipchumba Murkomen/Twitter.

In his tweet, seen by, Murkomen said he stood with Uhuru, when most of his supporters, now castigating him (Murkomen) had abandoned the former Gatundu South MP.

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Murkomen said he voted for Uhuru when he sought the president’s seat in 2002 when the latter’s relatives abandoned him and chose former president Mwai Kibaki.

“I have seen and heard some nyaffs give me lectures on how to respect HE Kenyatta. Let them know that I have demonstrated my greatest respect for him not by words but actions.I have campaigned and voted for for him 4 times including in 2002 when some of his relatives deserted him,” said Murkomen.

The vocal senator who has unashamedly campaigned for Jubilee Coalition which metamorphosed to Jubilee Party in 2013 and 2017 twice, in the latter case when Uhuru’s victory was nullified by Chief Justice David Maraga in a landmark Supreme Court ruling.

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He told those giving him lectures about his current criticism of the president’s treatment of Deputy President William Ruto to back off.