PAC recommends Murkomen’s trial over NYS scam

By KBC Reporters

Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen now claims the National Assembly Public Accounts committee solicited for a bribe to acquit him from any wrongdoing in the NYS scam.

The committee has in its report asked the Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko to prefer charges of aiding and abetting money laundering on the partners of Sing’oei, Murkomen and Sigei advocates, a recommendation Murkomen says was agreed on after he refused to offer a bribe and the recommendation to prosecute him was meant to embarrass him.

Meanwhile, Eldas MP, Aden Keynan, is facing an imminent removal as chairman of the Public Investment committee should the CORD coalition make a determination next week.

The MP may further also be withdrawn from the Parliamentary Service Commission. While seeking for the speakers ruling on whether Keynan has switched from the CORD coalition to Jubilee, Kisumu West MP, Olago Aluoch, said it is only members of the minority coalition who can serve as Chairmen of committees in Parliament for effective oversight.

Minority Deputy Chief Whip, Chris Wamalwa, and Rarieda MP, Nicholas Gumbo, has said the CORD coalition will next week write to the Speaker, Justin Muturi, who is also the Chairman of the Parliamentary service commission to interrogate the matter before making a determination.

However, Muturi urged the CORD leadership in the House to deal with the matter by commencing the process to remove Keynan from the PIC Chairmanship should they find that he has moved from the coalition that sponsored him.

The speaker also declined to allow debate against Keynan who was not in the House without a substantive motion having been moved.