Netizens Angered by Senator Murkomen's Comments on Church Contributions 

  • Senate Majority Leader and Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen pictured at a past briefing Twitter
  • Senate Majority Leader and Elgeyo Marakwet Senator- Kipchumba Murkomen, caused quite a stir on Tuesday after posting his thoughts on the highly debated topic of contributions made to churches by various politicians.

    In a satirical tweet, the Senator stated that churches should ban tithes and offerings from alleged sinners if at all banning harambees (fundraisers) was seen as the right move.

    "It will be great to see churches ban all harambees in church. It will be even greater to see them ban sinners from contributing tithes, offerings and Harambee donations in church. Maybe then we shall truly say we are in Caanan or better still heaven on earth," the senator tweeted.

    Netizens were quick to respond as they blasted the vocal Senator on his official twitter page, with some going as far as referring to the Senator as naive.

    A screenshot showing several reactions to Murkomen's tweet April 23, 2019

    Others claimed that Senator Murkomen was merely reacting to frustration borne out of the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga.

    "Just accept that we have a handshake that is working against you and your people. This handshake will ensure some of you are in jail very soon," remarked one user named Dennis M.

    The Senator's remarks come after Mr Odinga recently urged churches to reject contributions from politicians who have been mentioned in graft cases.

    Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) Mt Kenya Central diocese Bishop- Timothy Gichere, had on Sunday vowed that the church would not turn away any funds donated by politicians.

    Speaking in Murang’a during Easter celebrations, the Bishop stated that no one should label or condemn others as corrupt because everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

    Here are a few reactions by netizen to Murkomen's comment: