On Monday morning, city lawyers, Donald Kipkorir and Ahmednasir Abdullahi, engaged in a war of words over what the latter considered to be dirty ethnic politics aimed to alleviate oneself politically.
The prolonged, angry and bitter remarks exchanged by the two lawyers on social media began on Thursday when Kipkorir commented on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s decision to cancel Kimwarer Dam Project.
President Kenyatta, on Wednesday, cancelled the Ksh22.2 billion Kimwarer dam project following an investigation that established it was technically and financially unfeasible.
In Kipkorir’s opinion, he concurred with the president’s decision saying the Arror and Kimwarer dam contracts had been acquired through corrupt means, hence not legally binding.
He would go on to further declare the advice that Senate Majority Leader, Kipchumba Murkomen, was giving to be fake and lacked legal foundation.
Arror & Kimwarer Dams Contracts were corruptly gotten & are void . Entire sum of Kshs. 21B plus & punitive damages is recoverable from all beneficiaries.
Purported advise by Kipchumba Murkomen has no legal foundation & is Fake. He ought to be dropped as Senate Majority Leader.
— Donald B Kipkorir (@DonaldBKipkorir) September 19, 2019
Moments later after posting the tweet, Ahmednasir took the opportunity to hit back at the lawyer. He urged Kipkorir to stop abusing his Kalenjin community in a bid to gain political mileage.
What is the common denominator btw the late Kamotho, Chotara and Kipkorir?…they paint with dirt/shit their ethnic communities to endear themselves to the powers that be…Kipkorir should learn from history and stop abusing his Kalenjin community for the allure of mirage… https://t.co/GNeGt1KbYB
— Ahmednasir Abdullahi SC (@ahmednasirlaw) September 22, 2019
Basing his argument that Murkomen and Kipkorir came from the same backyard, Ahmed did not see the reason why Kipkorir had to attack the senator for him to gain politically.
Hours later, Kipkorir replied accusing him of abusing Somalis who didn’t agree with the leadership of Somalia, wondering why he was interfering on the affairs of another country.
How can condemning corruption be abuse of a community? Have condemned corruption across for over 30 Years! And look in the mirror. Your timeline is full of abuses against Somalis who don’t agree with you on leadership of Somalia ..Which is surprising as I thought you are Kenyan.
— Donald B Kipkorir (@DonaldBKipkorir) September 23, 2019
The two are, however, not new to taking jabs at each other.
Early last month, Ahmednasir was disappointment at gift bags that lawyers were receiving at the annual Law Society of Kenya conference, which were sponsored Kipkorir, terming them cheap.
— Ahmednasir Abdullahi SC (@ahmednasirlaw) August 9, 2018
He replied noting that he only gave the money but was not part of the tendering committee. He further taunted noting that if he was to make the decision, the bags would have been from known brands like Gucci.
AA, I sponsored the Conference, but I didn’t sit in the tender Committee for the suppliers of the bags. If I had a choice, it should be a Hermès or Gucci or Massimo Dutti
— Donald B Kipkorir (@DonaldBKipkorir) August 9, 2018