Elgeiyo Marakwet Senator Murkomen Kipchumba has ended up in a fight with Ktn journalist Tony Gachoka the host of Point Blank after attempts to show Kenyans the beauty of Kimwarer Dam project using a video of the river but failing miserably.
Kenyans were quick to blow his bubble expressing anger over stolen millions using the embattled project. Gachoka too shut him down by stating that his pet project was cancelled because of unimaginable looting.
However Murkomen has defended that the reasons given by the purported Tech Committee(Project burial committee) have nothing to do with corruption. According to the senator corruption was used initially as an excuse but didn’t work hence they changed tact.
Murkomen advised Gachoka to concentrate on attacking William Ruto at point blank.
The beautiful Kimwarer River. One day the devil and his lies will be ashamed. Long live the truth . Video recorded 21/09/2019 by Area MCA JK Tanui and forwarded by Meshack Kiplagat #RutoSnubsMurkomen pic.twitter.com/LpFPwlebYe
— KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, E.G.H (@kipmurkomen) September 22, 2019
@kipmurkomen Uhuru cancelled this your pet project of Kimwarer Dam because of unimaginable looting; how the leadership of the rift including you can steal from their own people and deny them prosperity later to blame Mt. Kenya and our President is beyond me. #RutoSnubsMurkomen https://t.co/o4wh4ml0ZB
— Tony Gachoka (@TonyGachoka) September 22, 2019
Some citizens did not take Gachoka’s attack kindly;
“I hope some journalists will grow up and be impartial, this is reckless and unprofessional.”-Duncan N.
“Whoever pays attention to political brokers like Tony Gachoka is sick and needs serious mental illness checkup”-Team WILLIAM RUTO BRIGADE.
“This is what you always want to discuss at Point blank, yet you never speak of Afya house scandal and it’s in the media on those who stole the money..”emmanuel Kisaka.
“You have nothing to steal from hahaha”-davidwekesa.
However there are those who appreciated his mission echoing his voice.
“TG Tell them the TRUE this country MUST be led by Leaders of Integrity. They may abuse you but the truth is always bitter.”-Peter M Joseph phD.
“Murkomen can ride his latest chopper while his people drink cow urine to survive”-Gichuki Muriithi.
“shame on them!!! Poor citizens suffering bcoz of 3 or 4 people’s greed!!”-Mejja wa GITUGI.
“TG leading the way in calling out thieves by their names. So the thief here is ONESMUS!”-Mulembe Nation Facts.
The Sh 22.2 billion Kimwarer dam was found to have been overpriced and that the project is neither technically nor financially viable. This means that about Sh 4 billion already paid to contractor – CMC Di Ravenna of Italy – may be lost.
Deputy President William Ruto had defended the project, refuting claims of fraud while insisting that only Sh 7 billion had been paid and that all the payments had a bank guarantee.
President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered the cancellation of the project.