President’s call saves Murkomen’s Senate job at the last minute - 7 months ago, 23 July 05:00
A last-minute call from President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday saved Senate majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen from imminent removal from his lucrative parliamentary post over his comments on the Mau Forest evictions, seen to contradict the government’s position.
Sources told the Nation how the afternoon call from the Head of State prevented what was to be an announcement of plans to kick out Mr Murkomen out of the Senate top seat, in which he is supposed to champion the interests of the Jubilee Party and President Kenyatta’s government.
Mr Murkomen, the Elgeyo-Marakwet senator, on Saturday dared President Kenyatta to contradict him on the evictions, which he said were not only being done inhumanely, but which he claimed had also unfairly claimed as victims people outside the forest boundaries.
“Mr President, today, I want to tell these people that I have come here and I have seen their suffering. I want you ...
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