Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina on Tuesday dared his
counterpart from Elgeyo Marakwet Kipchumba Murkomen to resign if he does not
agree with the happenings in the Senate.
Speaking during an interview on Citizen, Ole Kina said he
has faith that in the committee and justice will be served.
“If you strongly feel what we are doing is a waste of time
and we are encouraging impunity, I want to ask you to be the first Senator to
“The committee will look at the evidence presented by the County
Assembly of Kirinyaga. As senators, we will do all to ensure justice for
Kirinyaga. Let us not say that the die has been cast,” said the Narok Senator.
On his part, Murkomen said he does not have a problem with the committee but was against one whose outcome was already pre-determined.
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“Gov Waiguru deserves justice just like Kirinyaga
residents…What we needed is a committee that is not pre-determined… I feel the
committee already has a decision- Anne Waiguru has been cleaned and sanitized.
“I have told the people of Kirinyaga that their case is
closed. They should look for another place where their governor will be
accountable…The committee formed was to cleanse the governor…The institution on
trial is the Senate…,” said Murkomen.
This is after the Senate voted to back the formation of an
11-member committee to probe grounds on which Waiguru was impeached.
Out of the 60 senators who took part in the vote, 45 voted
in support of the committee, 14 wanted the whole House to handle the matter
with one senator abstaining
According to the directive by Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka,
the committee will start investigating the governor immediately and present a
report in the next 10 days.
Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika, who voted against the select
committee, described it as the 'Capitol Hill Sanitisation Committee' in
reference to opposition chief Raila Odinga’s office where pro-Handshake
politicians have frequented.