Elgeiyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has warned of an impending return of the assassination era especially for those in the current government positions similar to that which happened during the Kenya African National Union (KANU) era.
Murkomen who has blasted those criticizing him against his active involvement in the in Deputy President William Ruto’s ‘murder plot’, argued that Tom Mboya, JM Kariukia, and Pio Gama Pinto who served in KANU’s era were assassinated since those around in government kept quiet.
“T.Mboya,JM Kariuki& Pio Gama Pinto were powerful KANU politicians,In fact TJ was the heir apparent to the Presidency.Those telling me to say nothing about assassinations&extrajudicially killings should tell me whether it was right for those in government than to keep quiet.SMH!” read Murkomen’s Twitter post.
T.Mboya,JM Kariuki& Pio Gama Pinto were powerful KANU politicians,In fact TJ was the heir apparent to the Presidency.Those telling me to say nothing about assassinations&extrajudicially killings should tell me whether it was right for those in government then to keep quiet.SMH! https://t.co/jcq0fnRDNC
— KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, E.G.H (@kipmurkomen) July 8, 2019
On Saturday, while speaking during the burial of slain former Member of County Assembly for Kabyego Ward in Elgeyo-Marakwet County, the Vocal Legislator laid blame on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government for the MCA’s death arguing that his government is responsible for the deteriorating state of security in the country.
“Benson is an indictment to the government to which I serve and to which I campaigned for. If another government was in power, Benson would not be in that casket. It’s painful but it’s true,” Murkomen said.
Murkomen’s sentiments come at a time when the Jubilee Party appears to be divided right down the middle over an alleged plot to assassinate Deputy President William Ruto.
The claims have so far seen four Cabinet Secretaries summoned and interrogated by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations as well as the arrest of blogger and former State House operative Dennis Itumbi.