I deserve 2nd term to finish projects, says Murkomen
Says he has the energy and willingness to do more for his people
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has declared he will defend his seat in next year’s election.
He said on Monday he has performed well and needs another term to complete projects he has initiated. Murkomen said he has raised the profile of Elgeyo Marakwet county nationally but now wants to focus on developing education.
“I am very proud of my record in the last four years. I have the energy and willingness to do more for my people,” he said.
Murkomen said he is grateful the Elgeyo Marakwet voters elected him. He is a key ally of Deputy President William Ruto and a defender of Jubilee. Murkomen said he will continue working to touch more lives, especially the youth, whom he said need to be encouraged to pursue their dreams.
“I have laid a very good foundation in representing my people and placing Elgeyo Marakwet on the conversation table with regard to development programmes,” Murkomen said.
The Senate majority deputy leader said he helped to resettle squatters evicted from the Embobut Forest and developed schools. Those resettled include his own family. “Many people ask why I do a lot of fundraisers for schools. It’s my way of giving back to society,” Murkomen said.
Senator Kipchumba Murkomen addresses a rally in Kerio Valley on Saturday