- Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen says that NASA's attempts to secede are futile.
- He reminds those calling for secession that the same IEBC that conducted the much refuted elections will still be in charge of the referendum in case the country heads that way.
National Super Alliance’s (NASA) plans to carry out secession will fail, predicts Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen.
Murkomen tweeted his opinion on the ongoing secession talks saying that NASA will fail even after doing all they can.
He tweeted this after Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma submitted a draft bill to Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission seeking to have 40 out of 47 Counties secede.
Kaluma handed the bill over to IEBC and has been given a go ahead to take it to Parliament. If he garners support from two-thirds of the members in the National Assembly (233 of the 349) and the Senate (45 of the 67) or acquires at least one million signatures, his bill will be passed to the President. The President will then engage the IEBC in conducting a referendum within 90 day.
The Supreme Court nullified the first elections held on August 8 after the Opposition cried foul, citing irregularities and illegalities in the process. The repeat poll was scheduled for October 26.
NASA Presidential candidate Raila Odinga withdrew from the race days to the repeat poll, saying he did not trust IEBC to conduct a free, fair and credible election.
Murkomen in his short tweet said that the IEBC will use the same guidelines it used during the nullified elections period and hence the same results are expected.
The same rules & institutions that govern Presidential elections govern referendum.Let them do the donkey work. They will meet us pale paleNovember 13, 2017
Kenyans on tweeter did not waste time as they pounced on his tweet.
Majority condemned him for belittling the secession talk while others patted his back for the remarks.
So you are shamelessly confirming that you manipulate these institutions and that you shall manipulate them again! Your careless remarks are simply RADICALISING and INVIGORATING the RESIST spirit am telling you. Karibuni utasaga meno na kupiga magoti.— Rhymes Intellectual (@rhymesintellect) November 13, 2017
Alafu sasa kuna shida gani tukiwaachia iyo yenu na twende tujumuike wenyewe?— AmKeith (@jay_mohre) November 13, 2017
Aren't you excited you'll now have mashemeji Derby--kericho zoo vs karuturi stars.— andaye kefa (@andaye_kefa) November 13, 2017
Referendum won't include you... It will be us and us alone.... Jubilee won't vote. If you try that nonsense in Nyanza,,,, pray that you are several km away— OnyangoKodero (@Onyango_Kodero) November 13, 2017
Your tweet explains a million things about the credibility n independence of our institutions starting with IEBC. A clear explanation that jubilee never won freely n fairly, our servers are hacked! N so I resist. #NRM #JubileeMustFall— Stephen Nzai (@Stevennzai) November 13, 2017
Young man stop deserving yourself so much, with u no difference btn those boys too proud with their fathers car in front of men with bykes , you know less than the lins of your our ethics... Style— Taylor (@mochabo7) November 14, 2017
Why nasarites feel offended when the good lawyer tells them the naked truth? Your all confused Just like your cult leader.— Wilson mwangi. (@mwangiwillz) November 13, 2017
And you shall rig the elections in the referendum kama kawaida! Nawahurumia wanaNASA but I hope watapata haki.— Mokaya Nyakundi (@nyakundi_mokaya) November 13, 2017
One user reminded him to develop his area by posting a picture of a school in that area.
Now this is the problem. Them who ? Are they not Kenyans? We demand to be treated as Kenyans too. All of us matter. And we need to listen. When your brother complains, yo do not dismiss him you solve out the differences.— Mosoti M. (@mosotimorfat) November 13, 2017