Investment That Binds Murkomen to Uhuru

  • Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, made a bold declaration during the burial of Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua's mother (Martha Kirigo), in Nyeri County on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

    The Senate majority leader declared that Jubilee's top brass had invested in President Uhuru Kenyatta and would not part ways with the head of state, no matter what.

    According to Murkomen, the ruling party's members and its leader were inseparable.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta (right) and ODM leader Raila Odinga. On Tuesday, January 7, Kipchumba Murkomen warned leaders imposing themselves on the head of state that they had to re-strategise

    "The investment we have put in Uhuru Kenyatta and Jubilee Party is so huge and I want to tell wale wa mpango wa kando (those imposing themselves on Uhuru) who think that they would reap where they did not sow that we'll not separate ourselves with Jubilee and Kenyatta, that is our investment.

    "We have put our own political investment of more than 10 years on him and no one can give us a lecture to leave him," Murkomen argued.

    He went on to take a swipe at those aligning themselves to Kenyatta, purporting to speak on his behalf and advice him to part ways with his party members, that they had to re-strategise.

    "Uhuru himself cannot run away from us. If he veers into another direction via a corner, we would veer off with him. Nyeri people are you listening to me? We are not parting ways with Uhuru and we are not moving out of Jubilee. Those are our shares and our investment and we must reap that investment in 2022.

    "The investment is not going to change. So if you are planning for DP William Ruto, Kipchumba Murkomen, Kimani Ichungwa and Moses Kuria to leave Jubilee or part ways with Uhuru, make fresh and imminent plans," Murkomen proclaimed.

    At the same function, Deputy President William Ruto addressed reports that Kenyatta was looking to extend his rule past 2022, arguing that the head of state would bow out after the next General Election. 

    "All these stories are just rumours being spread by individuals with ill-intentions, they should just look elsewhere. 

    "He has a legacy to protect and he is not interested in changing the constitution to perpetuate matters that are personal," Ruto added.

    The debate on Kenyatta's retirement has waged on for a while as Ruto's allies contradict African Union envoy Raila Odinga's and Kenyatta's allies on the contentious issue.

    Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) boss, Francis Atwoli, has numerously stated that Kenyatta is young and would stay in power after 2022, a remark that has always irked Ruto's allies.

    Video: Citizen TV

    Deputy President William Ruto speaking during the burial of Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua’s mother, Martha Kirigo, in Nyeri County on January 7, 2020.