Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen has taken another swing at city lawyer Donald Kipkorir over the lawsuit filed by the historic athlete Eliud Kipchoge.
The drama seems to have entered a second day after Murkomen cheekily called out Kipkorir to ready his army for the next target he had identified.
Through a tweet, the Elgeyo Marakwet Senator remarked that the popular legal representative should go after Uasin Gishu government for using Kipchoge’s image without his consent.
Murkomen insinuated that Kipkorir will have more work to do after the battle with NRG radio.
“I see more work for our friend,” stated Murkomen.
— KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, E.G.H (@kipmurkomen) October 19, 2019
However, the flashy lawyer was quick to respond terming that the Jubilee party member did not understand that athletes needed to be protected from illegal use of their names and images without their knowledge.
To add insult to injury, he uttered that he was not surprised that the lawmaker would side with ‘thieves’.
“Morning my Senator … The day you understand athletes have proprietary rights on their image, branding and to use it without permission is THEFT no matter the smallness of the thief, is when you can rightfully claim to be both a leader and a christian … Sad you stand with Thieves!” exclaimed Korir.
Morning my Senator … The day you understand athletes have propriety rights on their image & branding & to use it without permission is THEFT no matter the smallness of the thief, is when you can rightfully claim to be both a Leader & a Christian … Sad you stand with Thieves!
— Donald B Kipkorir (@DonaldBKipkorir) October 19, 2019
Murkomen had taken time to master a clap back for his colleague who on Friday asserted that he has no business being involved in the matter.
Kipkorir, had declared that the politician should stop getting personal due to Kipchoge deciding to seek his services instead of that of Murkomen.
He further challenged the leader to show his powers as a lawyer by representing NRG in the matter.
“My Senator, Lets have professional respect. If my client thought you are a better lawyer than me, he would have come to you.”
“Let’s operate on our different lanes! Kindly, act for NGR Radio and we see the outcome.” uttered Kipkorir.
The marathon record holder warned he would take legal action after the station renamed itself to Kipchoge radio on it’s social media accounts without approaching him.
Kipchoge, who became the first man to run a 42km marathon under two hours, ordered the Church road based firm to take down all images from its blogs and social media accounts in 2 hours.
NRG which took the radio world by storm on its arrival in March 2018, complied with the directives, a move that was confirmed by Korir.