Wednesday June 17, 2020 – Elgeyo Marakwet Senator, Kipchumba Murkomen, has apologized to residents of Kirinyaga County after the Senate voted to establish an 11 member committee to investigate allegations against Governor Anne Waiguru.
During the decision on her impeachment trial, 45 Senators voted in support of the committee with only 14 opposing it.
Murkomen told Kenyans not to anticipate the committee’s decision as Waiguru had already been ‘sanitized’.
He was among the most vocal Senators during the heated sitting as he opposed the formation of the committee, calling for the plenary to deliberate on the matter.
He advised residents to take up the matter through other channels, predicting that the committee would guarantee Waiguru’s safety.
“Senate has sanitised and cleared the Governor of Kirinyaga.”
“It’s done. Don’t wait for the Committee’s decision.”
“To the people of Kirinyaga, I am sorry we did our best but it is finished.”
“Your fight for accountability has been frustrated by Senate don’t give up use other avenues,” he wrote.
Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka directed the committee to begin their work immediately and submit their findings within 10 days.
During the session, allies of Deputy President William Ruto including Murkomen and Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika described the committee as the ‘Capitol Hill Sanitisation Committee’.
They were referring to Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga’s private office.
Leaders allied to Raila and President Uhuru Kenyatta notably voted in support of the formation of the committee.
“Sadly impunity WON today and the great people of Kirinyaga lost! With the Capitol Hill Sanitisation Committee justice will be a mirage!”
“We tried our best but it was already predetermined with the night meetings and all.”
“We live to fight another day,” Kihika said.
The Kenyan DAILY POST