‘FLYING SENATOR’, SON OF SQUATTER DEFENDS HIS WORK
Murkomen said he has focused on strengthening devolution and ensuring county resources are well utilised to benefit residents. Murkomen has been nicknamed the “Flying Senator” because of his frequent use of a helicopter. He said those giving him the nickname do not understand him and how he works. “A helicopter is just a means of transport to enable me reach as many people as possible. I was brought up as a son of a squatter. I always work to touch the lives of as many people as possible using any means available,” Murkomen said. The senator is challenged by Nairobi businessman Barnabas Boit and politician John Kangogo. The two are among those seeking the Jubilee ticket, along with Murkomen. Also interested in the seat is former Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo, who could run on a Kanu ticket. Murkomen welcomed his rivals into the race.