The circulation of new currency notes has been received with a lot of hype. Every person is psyched up to have a glimpse of them.
Most of the pillow bankers are rushing to beat the 1st October deadline for the ksh 1000 notes which will cease from being a legal tender.
But Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen who is a close ally to the Deputy President William Ruto, has today received the wrath of the angry Kenyans who are always ready to bash anyone.
Senator Kipchumba Murkomen through his social media account flaunted a few of his new ksh. 1000 notes, thanking the Lord for the first successful exchange.
“Bure Kabisa!” has been the most outstanding backlash received by one of the social media user claiming that Hon Murkomen is flaunting new notes while Marakwet County is languishing in poverty.
Bure kabisa,shida yenye wamarkwet wenzake wanapitia !
— Alfric Kipkosgei (@AlfricMor) June 7, 2019
Kipchumba’s character has been described as obsessive has he has been talking about the new currency day in day out avoiding the plight of Maize farmers. The Arrow and Kimwarer Dam Scandals have also been sucked into Hon Murkomen’s bragging with the new notes.
So obsessed with the new currency.. as if there was no existing problem like that of plight of maize farmers in rift valley n arror and kamwarer dam in Elgeyo marakwet. Nyinyi.
— Myibraa (@Myibraa1) June 7, 2019
Although some other on line users have been lenient with Senator Murkomen, begging the Governor to send some money to them bearing in mind it’s a Party Friday.
Si unitumie hata kaa moja si unajua ni friday….
— kosiom ngetich😎 (@kosiombrad1) June 7, 2019
Although Murkomen posted in good faith, saying its a good start, one user has asked him if it’s the start of looting.
What has started well? Looting!
— O N T I R I (@Ontirii) June 7, 2019
The new currency has been clouded with a lot of controversy with most legislatures siting the breach of the constitution in the minting of the new coins. The statue of Mzee Jomo Kenyatta being the source of the controversy behind the new notes.
The Central Bank of Kenya has been firm on the issue of the New Currency stating that the minting process followed all the required constitutional guidelines.