Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu has launched an ambitious bid to oust Kipchumba Murkomen as The Senate majority leader because he (Murkomen) is inciting Mau residents against the government.
Through a facebook post, Ngunjiri has warned Murkomen to stop propagating information to Mau residents that seeks to make them revolt against Jubilee government.
“Murkomen needs to stop trying to be sly. These questions he’s raising on the ground is what opposition does to incite the public against the government,” Ngunjiri claimed.
Ngunjiri has also accused Murkomen of inciting the same Mau residents against the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga.
“He’s also very slyly trying to incite this same public against the handshake by claiming the handshake is what’s pushing people out of Mau. How does a handshake between Uhuru and Raila affect moving people from illegal habitation of the Mau; or is he suggesting that if there was no handshake they would have joined Raila to fight against Uhuru to stop Mau evictions?” Ngunjiri questioned.
The Kieleweke politician now wants Murkomen to be sacked as Senate majority leader because he can best serve as opposition leader.
“Murkomen should not be allowed to continue enjoying the benefits of being Senate Majority Leader whilst inciting the public against the same government he claims to serve. If he can’t ask these questions from within and leave with the answers he should stop pretending he’s in government and go agitate properly as Opposition,” he said.
Ngunjiri’s sentiments have been ignited by Murkomen’s emotional speech defending the people of Mau. Murkomen claimed that some government officials are planning to send him packing for defending the people living in Mau forest.
According to Murkomen, the eviction cannot go on without the government setting up a proper resettlement plan.
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Posted by Peter Mango on Thursday, 29 August 2019
The government is targeting to reclaim 17,000 acres of land in phase two of Mau Forest evictions which will affect 10,000 households. Affected families have been given 60 days to voluntarily vacate the area or be evicted.