‘FLY­ING SE­NA­TOR’, SON OF SQUAT­TER DE­FENDS HIS WORK

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

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.

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