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Wednesday May 20, 2020 – President Uhuru Kenyatta is taking advantage of the Coronavirus crisis to fix his deputy, William Ruto.

This was revealed by former Majority Leader and Elgeyo Marakwet Senator, Kipchumba Murkomen, who was ousted last week by Uhuru.

Speaking for the first time since his ouster from the Senate leadership, Murkomen termed President Kenyatta’s treatment of his deputy as extreme provocation, a betrayal of the highest order, and one that was “totally unwarranted”.

He noted that his ouster had nothing to do with loyalty or the rule of law, but a succession war that “has gone awry”.

“Someone is definitely taking advantage of Covid-19 to settle personal political scores.”

“They have gone ahead to ask why no one is protesting because of our removal.”

“That’s exactly the situation they are exploiting.”

“I don’t think it would have been possible to remove us in an ordinary situation,” he said on Tuesday at his law offices in Nairobi’s Upper Hill area.

He described the treatment of Mr. Ruto – and his allies – as callous and an act of people without a conscience.

“They have even used the word fumigation, that they are fumigating Jubilee.”

“This is genocidal language. Like when the word cockroaches was used in Rwanda ahead of the mayhem,” he said.

 “There is no justification for the disrespect shown to the DP, considering his consistent support for the President and how he fought to have this government established.”

“Even in the midst of all this he has displayed commendable restraint,” he added.

He denied that Mr. Ruto had become too powerful, as some critics have charged, saying power lies in statecraft, which is in the hands of the President.


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