He remembers the numerous occasions he hosted DP national leaders in his house including the current president.
He hosted Noah arap Ngeny, the late defence minister Njenga Karume, Mark Mwithaga, Njeru Ndwinga among others.
“I subjected my family to a lot of suffering by sending them away to neighbours’ homes to allow us discuss party matters,” says Mr Kurgat.
In 1992 he was kidnapped at Esageri while on his way to present his nomination papers in Eldama Ravine town, then south Baringo.
“This was a sad day for me because I was supposed to present my nomination papers to run as Baringo South MP. I was released a day later after the exercise had ended,” he says.
He says Kanu youths held him captive inside Kiplombe forest for two days, where he underwent severe beatings.
Determined and willing to completely silence him forever, another group within the same month got hold of him after a church service in Eldama Ravine and drove him to Kabarnet town for another round of beatings.
When the County Weekly visited his home recently, hundreds of DP membership cards and campaign posters still lay in his cupboard.
His regret is that those who suffered for democracy have been forgotten and are living miserable lives while sycophants and opportunists enjoy.
“I remember telling Mr Kibaki that it was possible for him to be the president one time, and forget about us to start working with those who tormented us,” says Mr Kurgat.
He blames those surrounding Kibaki for misleading and diverting his attention from the real issues affecting Kenyans.
Dr Chris Murungaru, Tabitha Sei, Amos Kimunya and Matere Keriri also held meetings in his timber walled house that he constructed after police destroyed his original home a few metres away.