Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has confessed to kneeling before former Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya.
Speaking in a political meeting in Chebarus, Trans Nzoia County, the senator said the incident happened when he accompanied other leaders to plead with Natembeya to restore peace in Kerio Valley.
However, he said despite the humbling gesture, the former Rift Valley RC did little to salvage the situation in the banditry prone area.
“When Natembeya was the regional commissioner of this region, we went to his office in Nakuru to ask for restoration of peace and order because we wanted our people to settle and concentrate on their daily activities. Imagine I had to kneel before him” Murkomen said.
Murkomen said Natembeya was not committed to restore peace in the area despite commanding a heavy security contingent.
“He used to take a chopper, land at Tot, stay there for three to five minutes fly back to Nakuru and go to Nairobi to look for contractors,” the senator said.
The senator also dismissed Natembeya’s candidature in the Trans Nzoia gubernatorial race saying he may not deliver if elected in the forthcoming elections.
“I am telling you the people of Trans Nzoia to be very careful. If you expect Natembeya who speaks a lot of good English but little actions to deliver, then you’ll be surprised
“If he was not able to tackle insecurity in Kerio Valley with a lot of security agencies at his disposal, will he be able to handle the political office he is looking for?” Murkomen posed.
Murkomen also accused Cherang’any MP Joshua Kutuny of working with President Uhuru Kenyatta to reduce Deputy President William Ruto’s influence in Parliament.
“Uhuru Kenyatta was determined to frustrate his deputy, that is why he used your MP Joshua Kutuny to kick us the supporters of William Ruto out of office,” he said.
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