I de­serve 2nd term to fin­ish projects, says Murkomen

Says he has the en­ergy and will­ing­ness to do more for his peo­ple

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties - MATHEWS NDANYI @ndany­i_­math­ews

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.

/MATHEWS NDANYI

Se­na­tor Kipchumba Murkomen ad­dresses a rally in Ke­rio Val­ley on Satur­day

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