Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria have finally spoken hours after being denied seats at Meru BBI rally held at Kinoru Stadium, Meru County.
Taking to their respective social media accounts to comment on the BBI ally the two leaders mocked the event with Mukomen saying it is time to serve the country and not to seek excuses.
“Thank you for the people of Mt.Kenya Region. We must be honest with each other. As Leaders, we were elected to deliver services not to write another book of lamentations about the failure to deliver services. “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free,” wrote Murkomen on Facebook.
Thank you the people of Mt.Kenya Region. We must be honest with each other. As Leaders we were elected to deliver services not to write another book of lamentations about failure to deliver services. “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” pic.twitter.com/okeWvUNuJO
— KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, E.G.H (@kipmurkomen) February 29, 2020
On his part, Kuria said: “Today I attended the BBI rally in Meru and I delivered what many considered to be a MOVING speech.”
The two leaders missed out on the seats after the available ones had been occupied and the meeting had already begun.
They were pictured standing behind a host of leaders who had taken their seats as the meeting progressed.
Today I attended the BBI rally in Meru and I delivered what many considered to be a MOVING speech
ODM’s Director of Communication Philip Etale faulted the leaders for missing seats adding that it was their own making.
It is not the first time the leaders missed seat with the recent one being during the Kitui BBI Rally where Kuria Murkomen and Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa arrived late and found no seats reserved for them.
A standoff ensued after the leaders demanded the seats leading to an incident where Moses Kuria was pictured seating on the ground.
That aside, Murkomen in his address told off the ODM leader over the BBI accusing him of calling President Uhuru Kenyatta a witch and a ‘chick hatched from the computer’.
Murkomen reiterated that it was time to work on the promises given to citizens instead of using the BBI to justify the incompetence of the elected leaders.
“Viongozi walichaguliwa kusulihisha shida za Wakenya, tuache uongo ya kuambia raia ya kuwa tutashughulikia shida hizo kupitia BBI,” said Murkomen
Loosely translated as: ” Leaders were elected to solve Kenyan problems, let us stop cheating Kenyans that we will solve their problems through the BBI.”
— Daily Nation (@dailynation) February 29, 2020