Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua hit back at Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen after the Senate majority leader alleged that he was a corrupt leader and was protected from prosecution by the government.
"Sonko enjoys his constitutional right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty. He is my friend and I wish him well as he proves his innocence. You don’t run away from friends. I also know many governors; Mombasa (Hassan Joho) Machakos (Alfred Mutua), Siaya (Cornel Rasanga) who have been protected because they are politically correct," Murkomen claimed via Twitter.
His sentiments irked Mutua who on Saturday, December 7, lashed back, alleging that Murkomen had swindled Ksh 100 million in a maize scandal.
"Can Murkomen clarify whether the rumours I have heard that he stole Ksh100 million in the recent maize scandal are true. If so, how much money has he and some of the fellows he hangs around with stolen from Kenyans? Siku za mwizi ni ngapi? (How many days does a thief have?)" Mutua wondered.
"I wish to inform Murkomen that I am not under any investigation by any agency. I was cleared of any wrongdoing by the DPP last year. I have never been corrupt and I do not need anyone’s protection. I am clean," Mutua defended.
The war of words between the two escalated as Murkomen responded, claiming that Mutua was a dramatic governor who was cleared under controversial circumstances.
"You are only surviving because of political gymnastics. If EACC can exercise its independence under the new management you will never ever talk again. You were dubiously cleared. You are are a governor of vipindiree and cinemaree (drama). You are worse than the Cobra Squad you used to act," Murkomen lashed back.
"Most honest governors have appeared before Senate's CPAIC's committee to explain their audit queries. You rushed to court to evade accountability. Why run if you are clean sir?" Kericho Senator, Aaron Cheruiyot joined the Senate majority leader in the argument.
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