Embattled Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen used all his bullets to fire aimlessly at ghosts who saw him being booed, jeered and heckled during the burial of Gov Isaac Rutto’ s old man. Murkomen, whose alleged sex scandal made him to stop supporting devolution or anything related to it now claims he was only stopping Raila from campaigning in a funeral because Ruto is at the Hague.
So jumbled up are his statements towards what transpired at Chepseon over the weekend that we are forced to continue believing what the chairman of Constitution Implementation Commission, the constitutionally honest Charles Nyachae, said as having transpired during the burial of Mzee Tirop. Here is what the alleged sex-loving senator posted a while ago on his facebook wall:
I have heard so many theories about what transpired at the funeral of Hon.Isaac Rutto’s father. This is the correct account. The former PM stood and asked the voters to vote for him again next time because the Mau issue was a cabinet affair. He also urged them to support referendum which according to him should be expedited. When I stood later to speak I disagreed with his referendum calls and questioned how he can happily campaign around when his former colleague is languishing in Hague suffering the consequences of supporting him. I also asked all leaders to support a framework that will harmonise prioritisation of projects and proper coordination of development carried out by various actors at the county level. I argued that the Bill by Sang will create a peer review forum for leaders to ensure that projects funded through national funds such as CDF and Uwezo fund are harmonised with county government funded projects. At that point some people seating where the governors and county executive members were seated behind me protested to the shock of the members of public. I smiled back and retorted “God bless you”.
Compare this cozy statement to the version of Mr Nyachae and you will know why Governor Evans Kidero gubernatorially dished a delicious slap on the flabby chin of TNA woman Rachel Shebesh. Here is Mr Nyachae’s recollection:
I just got back to Nairobi having, on my way from Kisii, attended earlier today, the funeral service at Chepseon in Kericho County, of the late Mzee Paul Tirop, father to HE Isaac Ruto Governor Bomet County. It was a well organized and dignified send off for a Mzee who judging from the attendance and the sentiments of those who knew him was cleared well loved by family and friends. Among those in attendance and who evidently was a personal friend of the deceased, was Rt Hon Raila Odinga. I was shocked, embarrassed and saddened however at a virulent tirade of verbal abuse by Senator Murkomen of Elgeyo Marakwet, against Hon Odinga, when the good Senator was given a chance to speak. The attack was totally unprovoked and unnecessary, and judging by the reaction of most people present (including many who overtly are of a different political persuasion from Hon Odinga) was not well received. I ordinarily have great respect for the Senator both as a lawyer and a representative of the people. In my humble view his utterances today were outrageous and unbecoming. How I look forward to the day when we can take civility in public discourse as a matter of course as one should expect in any civilised society . In my view, behaviour such as I saw today is symptomatic of a backward political culture. I get all the more alarmed when such behaviour is exhibited by people who from their learning and their generation we would expect to be at the forefront of change to a culture of tolerance and mutual respect particularly in public discourse and amongst leaders who set examples. Sad indeed. Baraka tele na jioni njema!
Who is fooling who? The sex loving Murkomen or the constitution loving Nyachae? Now on to serious relationship affairs, did Murkomen sacrifice devolution in exchange of the flesh? This writer does not think so, though jackal news, the truest tabloid on bedroom discussions, thought so!
Here is part of a story it did, warning Murkomen, then a diehard ‘devolutionist’ to remember he was in politics at the behest of the Hague dayscholar number two, I mean William Samoei Arap Ruto. No more ranting, read an excerpt of that story now. . .
“And the odds do not end there. The Standardâ€™s Nairobian gossip newspaper reported over the weekend that the senator had been seen taking different women â€“ supposedly â€“ concubines â€“ to the hotel gym where he attends.
The newspaper did not explain more on the nature of the relationship the senator was having with the women. In theory, the title suggested that the lawmaker was having sexual affair with the women, without naming the local leader.
The brief article rubbed it in, saying the people he represent in Elgeyo Marakwet only saw him on TV â€“ Citizen TV.
Although in all fairness, having been at odd with most Elgeyo Marakwet leaders, Murkomen realized it was time to mend fences. But then again, he does not have any good will from the local leadership, and many locals”.
Then after this expose, Murkomen stopped supporting devolution. Did doggy style come in? No, this writer doesn’t think Murkomen, a God and Ruto fearing man, would have condomised devolution for a piece of the ‘bearded meat’. But then again, what one man can do. . .another successful man can do better!
Who is saying the truth? Murkomen or Nyachae?