Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen on Friday excited social media when he shared photos of himself and his wife, Gladys Wanjiru, enjoying a hike along a dangerous escarpment.
Taking to his Twitter account, the Senate Majority Leader, who acknowledged that the walk was a dangerous one, revealed that it nostalgically reminded him of his childhood days when he used to look after goats.
“Yesterday, after visiting my aunt and cousin at Soko Bora, I took my wife for a nostalgic walk up the hills to Chepturotwo. Reminds me of my childhood when we were looking after goats. It was such lovely hike despite the challenges of walking along a dangerous escarpment,” tweeted Murkomen.
Yesterday, after visiting my aunt and cousin at Soko Bora, I took my wife for a nostalgic walk up the hills to Chepturotwo. Reminds me of my childhood when we were looking after goats. It was such lovely hike despite the challenges of walking along a dangerous escarpment. pic.twitter.com/PbYkx2lvdG
— KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, E.G.H (@kipmurkomen) January 3, 2020
Murkomen and Wanjiru tied the knot in 2009 in an African themed wedding after dating for six years.
Wanjiru is a lawyer by profession, just like her husband. The two graduated together with law degrees from the University of Nairobi in 2005.
The senator has often heaped praise on his wife, stating that she has cushioned the family from his busy schedule.
“She is my most valuable supporter. I also try my best to create quiet time, which I spend with my wife. It is actually tough. I love helping my children with homework and reading Bible stories to them, but sometimes my schedule does not allow me to do that.
“However, I always make sure if I am home on Sunday, I take the children to Sunday school and take the family for outings,” Murkomen disclosed.
Here are some of the reactions from netizens:
Senator Murkomen, kumbe you can create such a beautiful love story, and serve as a perfect couple goals, respect ✊
— luttah jeff (@JeffLutta) January 3, 2020
This is inspiring Bw. Majority Leader, life outside politics. You are a proud father.
— Slyh Mzalendo (@Silvanus254) January 3, 2020
Good one, family time is good. Being proud of them is more than good. Let her know the struggle you went through
— Kiramkeel 🐘🐘 (@ArapTilingi) January 3, 2020
You mean tuzoe First Lady Elgeyo Marakwet County 2022-2032? In God we believe.
— Team William RUTO 🇰🇪 (@TeamWiliamRuto) January 3, 2020