Tuesday, October 19, 2022 –Questions continued being raised on how Roads, Transport and Public Works Cabinet Secretary Nominee, Kipchumba Murkomen, amassed his wealth the shortest time he has been in office.
Kakamega County Deputy Governor Ayuba Savula who reacted over Murkomen’s sh 550 Million declaration saying politics can be such a lucrative venture.
“There is money in politics. Kipchumba Murkomen, the CS nominee joined politics 10 yrs ago a poor man doing TV analysis & moonlighting at Moi University. Today, he is worth 550 million. Academia is just a waste of time. Watch Salasya,” he commented.
This is after the ex-senator for Elgeyo Marakwet told the National Assembly Committee on appointments, that he has properties and bank accounts that total to the tune of sh 550 million
Quickly, political analyst Herman Manyora would join the debate wondering how Murkomen, within just a few years had become filthy rich.
“The more relevant question to Murkomen would be on how he got those many parcels of land,” Manyora posed.
During his grilling today Wednesday October 19, Mr. Murkomen declared his net worth at sh 550 million this being a function of the three parcels of land in Trans Nzoia County, one in Narok and another one in Kajiado County.
“I am worth an estimated figure of Ksh550 million, made up of properties, parcels of land, vehicles, and a wheelbarrow.
“I don’t own a motorbike. My sources of income are from my law practice, my senate salary and farming,” he stated.
He also linked part of his breakthrough and early success to Raila Odinga who nominated him to sit in the task force on the devolved government shortly after the promulgation of the 2010 Constitution.
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