Tuesday June 2, 2020 – Political Analyst Mutahi Ngunyi engaged Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen over money he supposedly ‘owed him’.
Ngunyi had challenged Murkomen to contribute prize money that the two would give to the winner of a ‘Mutahi Kagwe’ remix challenge.
The two had agreed to award Ksh 10,000 to a creative music producer who can make an instrumental containing a sound bite of CS Kagwe saying “I can get it, you can get it, anybody can get it.”
“I paid Ksh 10,000 to Kimetto, the guy who did the Gerrit video by CS Kagwe. You owe me Ksh 5,000.”
“If broke, I have a payment plan: You pay Ksh 50 every month for the rest of your term as senator. Ksh 500 every month until next year. Or MPESA Kimetto the Ksh 5,000,” the political analyst suggested.
Senator Murkomen fired back with a clever jab about Ngunyi’s link to the controversial NYS scandal.
“Mutahi Ngunyi, I have accidentally sent Ksh 17,000 instead of Ksh 5,000 to you.”
“Please refund the Ksh 12,000 that accidentally landed in your mobile money account.”
“Don’t tell me you haven’t been servicing your loan, that ain’t a good excuse,” the senator responded.
On September 20, 2016, the political scientist told the Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC) that he had refunded Ksh 11.5 million to the Central Bank of Kenya.
He explained that he did not understand how the money was deposited in his account.
“Corrupt persons in the Ministry of Devolution wanted to implicate me in a scandal when I started restructuring the system hence their move to deposit excess money in my account,” Mutahi told the lawmakers.
The Kenyan DAILY POST