Murkomen, Sakaja In Twitter Spat Over Increased Cost Of Fuel

Senator Kipchumba Murkomen /Photo Courtesy

Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja and Elgeyo Marakwet collegue Kipchumba Murkomen while pulling their weight toward the 16% increase of the fuel prices could not seem to agree on the substance of what each was asking for.

Sakaja tweeted asking the president to assent to the amendment suspending the 16 per cent VAT on petroleum products.

Kipchumba Murkomen while agreeing to the tweet by Honorable Sakaja said he felt the same way but wondered why this request by the Nairobi senator was different from what he was asking of the president during the Mau eviction. He said that Sakaja publicly dismissed  his sentiments saying that he was inciting people against president Kenyatta’s initiatives yet he was here doing the the same.

However the Nairobi Senator corrected his Elgeyo Marakwet counterpart saying that the issues he was raising was worlds apart from what Murkomen was saying during the Mau eviction. He said that the Mau eviction was already implemented yet he was asking the president to act on the amendment.

Murkomen also said that Sakaja was part of the parliament that passed the law in 2013 but to end the hard tackle that Sakaja had responded with, he welcomed him to the ‘mtetezi wa raia ‘ club.

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Kenyans were also quick to defend the Nairobi senator and said the Elgeyo Marakwet leader was an attention seeker.

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