Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen have revealed the Coastal ODM Senator being bribed to betray his county.
Taking to his official Twitter account, Murkomen revealed that Taita Taveta Senator Johnes Mwaruma has been offered Senator Malala’s post in the senate to vote against his county.
“Ndugu @mwarumamtetezi don’t sell Taita Taveta for 30 pieces of silver.” Murkomen stated.
Former State House Secretary for Digital Communication Dennis Itumbi had claimed that Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala is set to lose his Deputy Minority position in the senate.
— KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, E.G.H (@kipmurkomen) September 15, 2020
Itumbi in a tweet claimed that an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Senator from the Coastal region has been offered Malala’s position to vote against his county.
“Sources whispering that an ODM Senator from Coast is being offered the position of Senator Malala so that he can vote against his county – @kipmurkomen @ledamalekina @SenMutula is this TRUE?” Itumbi tweeted.
Itumbi’s claims comes amid claims of external interference and bribery in the senate as senators remain divided in the revenue sharing formula debate.
Reacting to Itumbi’s claims, Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina warned senators against putting their interests ahead of their counties by receiving bribes.
Ledama has been on the forefront fighting for the rights of marginalized counties which stand to lose billions of shillings if the CRA formula sail through in the senate.
“Imagine that! Personal Interests vs Country interest … nijikute tu!” Senator Ledama tweeted.
Senators are expected to reach a compromise deal in today’s special session after ninth failed attempts.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM boss Raila Odinga have been at the forefront to criticize the senators after they failed to reach an agreement.
Uhuru today in a meeting with the former Prime Minister pledged to increase next year’s counties’s budget to Ksh50 billion.