New Tune as Murkomen Defends Uhuru Over Prime Minister Post

Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen came out in defence of President Uhuru Kenyatta amid speculations over the Prime Minister position.

Murkomen’s sentiments appeared as a surprise to many as he had openly criticised the BBI report after being disgraced during its launch in November.

Through a tweet, the Elgeyo Marakwet Senator noted that those calling for the extension of the president’s term were fools.

Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen

He further reiterated that it was uncalled for to have the constitution amended for such an act.

The lawmaker insisted that Uhuru should follow the footsteps of former president Mwai Kibaki on the same notion.

According to the politician, Kibaki disregarded such calls and opted to do what was right by the people of Kenya.

“For a whole country to entertain a national discourse about the extension of President’s reign in whatever form is just but foolishness. It’s even more brainless to anchor Constitutional change on such extension. HE Kibaki was prodded about the same. His rely on Pumbavu. The debate was closed,” read the tweet.

Murkomen not to support Uhuru

The vocal politician hinted that Uhuru wasn’t going to extend his reign come 2022.

He pointed out that the call for the Jubilee party leader to assume the role of the PM was being pushed by a section of Mt Kenya leaders.

“I don’t believe President Kenyatta is planning to extend his reign beyond 2022 even as PM. This is a story created by those who don’t want upcoming politicians especially from Mt.Kenya to plan their future,” expressed Murkomen.

The Rift valley leader, however, highlighted that he would publicly go against President Uhuru in the event he accepts the job if the report is implemented.

“Assuming the HE wanted it then it won’t work and I won’t support,” uttered the Senator.

Wahome’s ultimatum

Murkomen’s remarks come weeks after the likes of former Jubilee chairperson David Murathe, COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli and ex-Dagoretti MP Beth Mugo, were blasted for pushing for the agenda.

The Majority leader of Senate ally Kandara MP Alice Wahome, two weeks ago raised concerns over the same matter.

Wahome alleged that the trio had a hidden agenda and they were not just giving out opinions.

The MP articulated that the urge to have Uhuru take the position was an insult to Kenyans.

Kandara MP Alice Wahome during a past function

She persisted that the Commander-In-Chief needed to give the country his stand on the crucial issue.

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