Elgeyo Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen has demanded a reserved apology from the People Daily newspaper over a controversial headline made by the daily on Wednesday September 9, 2020.
The former senate majority leader erupted on Tuesday night after coming across the newspaper’s headline.
The mediamax-owned newspaper had featured political leaders who have been hurling insults and hate speeches over the recent past.
In the headlined dubbed ‘Shame of political warmongers’, Murkomen was greatly featured.
This follows his recent social media remarks, plus the sentiments he makes while appearing in televised interviews.
The lawmaker was recently engaged in a public spat with environment Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko, over what he termed as disrespect to Deputy Prrsident William Ruto. He posted a series of tweets attacking Tobiko, who was forced to respond with insults as well, with him even threatening to kick Murkomen and his father out of Mau forest.
Murkomen also while appearing on Citizen TV’s JKLIVE show said that President Uhuru Kenyatta has an inferiority complex. The lawmaker was attacking the head of state for allegedly sidelining his deputy in government.
However, with all that having been said, Murkomen still argues that he has never said anything bordering hate speech, neither does he condone violence.
In his rant against the People Daily newspaper, Murkomen said that he guards his tongue and chooses his words carefully.
This is IDIOTIC journalism. How is calling out IDIOTIC behavior of a public servant warmongering?For my ENTIRE LIFE I have never said anything bordering hate speech neither do I condone violence.I guard my tongue&chose my words carefully.I demand unreserved APOLOGY @PeopleDailyKe pic.twitter.com/FbpJFndc6U
— KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, E.G.H (@kipmurkomen) September 8, 2020