Press Statement By Senator Kipchumba Murkomen – February 24th 2016
I have seen, through Social Media, an affidavit that has been attributed to former Cabinet Secretary, Anne Waiguru and I wish to state as follows:
At the material time stated on the affidavit, Ben Gethi approached the Law Firm of Sing’oei, Murkomen & Sigei Advocates for representation at the formative stages of the NYS investigations and in due course he moved on to other law firms. As lawyers, we are sworn to provide legal services to anyone that comes to us. Constitutionally, everyone is entitled to legal representation and is presumed innocent, until proven guilty, including the former CS herself.
I wish to also make it clear that at no time was the law firm Sing’oei, Murkomen & Sigei Advocates a contractor or supplier of NYS.
At no time did I threaten, intimidate or harass any public officer or civil servant. I’m also not aware of any police report that has been filed to indicate that I threatened anyone in the course of executing their duties.
For the record I was not part of the group that is claimed to have been orchestrating her removal from office. Her insinuation that I was also part of her impeachment proceedings could not be further from the truth.
The questions raised by Ms Josephine Kabura are immense, weighty and of great public interest and out of respect for the people of Kenya, they require straight and honest answers. These smoke and mirrors side shows trying to politicise the issue will not help in the quest of truth and accountability.
Ms. Waiguru should stop resorting to diversionary tactics and pitting the coalition partners against each other. That will not work as we are above that.
Senator Kipchumba Murkomen
Deputy Majority Leader, The Senate