Tuesday May 12, 2020 – Elgeyo Marakwet Senator, Kipchumba Murkomen, was forced to apologise on Tuesday after abusing His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The incident happened at the floor of the Senate where the Speaker of the House, Ken Lusaka, urged Murkomen to apologise after referring to President Uhuru Kenyatta as a liar.

Murkomen had said that the President had lied to the Senate after promising to provide them with oversight funds.

“Murkomen is out of the way if I was your stumbling block. Deliver for the people of Kenya.

“Mr Speaker, I want to tell the president, stop lying to the Senate. You told us you would give us oversight funds. Bring the oversight funds to the Senate if Murkomen was the stumbling block,” he stated.

Murkomen‘s poisonous utterances caught the attention of a number of Senators who were in attendance with his Siaya counterpart, James Orengo, demanding for him to withdraw his statement.

“I heard Senator Murkomen state unequivocally that the president should stop lying to the nation and he should now deliver the things he had promised,” Orengo stated.

Lusaka, on his part, informed Murkomen about the house’s Standing Order No.96 which states that

“Neither the personal conduct of the President, nor the conduct of the Speaker or of any judge, nor the judicial conduct of any other person performing judicial functions, nor any conduct of the Head of State or Government or the representative in Kenya of any friendly country or the conduct of the holder of an office whose removal from such office is dependent upon a decision of the Senate shall be referred to adversely, except upon a specific substantive Motion of which at least three days’ notice has been given.”

Acknowledging the Standing Orders, the former Majority Leader clarified that he did not mean that the President was a liar.


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