How Murkomen Saved Raila's Chief Agent from Chaos at Bomas

  • Elgeyo Marakwet senator-elect Kipchumba Murkomen waiting for official presidential election result at Bomas of Kenya on August 15, 2022
    Elgeyo Marakwet senator-elect Kipchumba Murkomen waiting for official presidential election result at Bomas of Kenya on August 15, 2022
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  • Former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga's chief agent, Saitabao Ole Kanchory, on Monday, August 15, detailed how he escaped the chaotic scenes at Bomas of Kenya by a whisker due to the intervention of Elgeyo Markawet Senator-elect, Kipchumba Murkomen. 

    In a statement, Kanchory lauded Murkomen for his efforts to shield him from the rowdy mob that was baying for his blood. 

    He added that Murkomen risked his life for his safety, which he emphasized should be embraced by Kenyans to discourage divisions based on politics. 

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    An image of Raila Odinga's chief agent, Saitabao Ole Kanchory addressing the media at the Bomas of Kenya on Monday, August 15, 2022.
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    "It'll be unfair and ungrateful of me not to thank Kipchumba Murkomen for shielding me from the marauding (United Democratic Alliance (UDA) mobs and even some clearly partisan cops baying for my blood at Bomas today. Thank you Senator-elect Murkomen. You put your safety in jeopardy for my sake. Political difference is not enmity," he stated. 

    Responding to Kanchory, Murkomen advocated for peace among Kenyans, noting that he got hurt in the melee but was okay. 

    "Above all, we are brothers and sisters and let’s strive peacefully to make our country great. I got a little hurt but I am glad you are safe," he pointed out. 

    Chaotic scenes were witnessed at the Bomas of Kenya moments before the announcement of the presidential election results, after a section of politicians blocked IEBC Wafula Chebukati from addressing the media. 

    The IEBC National Returning Officer was briefly whisked away from the auditorium before returning to declare the results.

    Earlier, Kanchory, flanked by a host of Azimio leaders, had claimed to have received intelligence that unknown persons had infiltrated the IEBC system and compromised the results. 

    "We have intelligence reports that the IEBC system was penetrated and hacked and that some of the IEBC officials had actually committed intellectual offenses and some of them should be arrested. 

    "We were not in any position to ask our party leader to come before we actually verify results, which we have not done," he stated. 

    IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati handing over an election certificate to President-elect William Ruto at Bomas of Kenya on August 15, 2022
    IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati handing over an election certificate to President-elect William Ruto at Bomas of Kenya on August 15, 2022
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