It was a Scheme to Humiliate the DP, Senator Murkomen Speaks Out after BBI Launch Heckling

Elgeiyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen says he does not regret his actions at the Bomas of Kenya on Wednesday. The leader of Majority in the Senate attracted wrath of the audience during the public launch of the BBI, presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga. He took issue with how the event was organised and the choosing of Junet Mohamed as its ceremony, something Murkomen says was meant to humiliate the DP and his people.

“Unfortunately, a person who doesn’t have the capacity and the ability to preside over such a function as an MC was chosen without an explanation. An opportunity was granted to my friend Junet who instead of taking advantage of that opportunity to rise above parochial politics and to run the programme as a national event converted it into be a partisan occasion,” Murkomen told KTN News.

 ”The event was choreographed…under the theme of reconciliation through a new Kenya. The old Kenya architects stole the show and instead of inclusivity it was exclusivity.He questioned the neutrality of the MC. The speakers should have been picked from different political sides to ensure it remained a State function. However, it was intended to humiliate those close to the Deputy President,” Murkomen added.

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