Elgeyo-Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen may have just confirmed being one of the politicians who facilitate crowds at political rallies.
On April 1, the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) politician took a swipe at the Azimio La Umoja presidential campaign which had made a stopover in Iten, a famous town in Elgeyo Marakwet.
According to Murkomen, only leaders respected and loved by the people can bring together crowds for the purpose of making a political rally appear packed.
In the online post, Murkomen remarked: “If my friend Raila Odinga had informed me that he was planning a rally in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County, I would have mobilized for him. Siasa sio uadui (Politics cannot make us enemies). Now see the embarrassment he put himself by working with people who are rejeckitedi (sic).”
Murkomen, a lawyer by profession, did not plainly state whether the crowds he “mobilises” are compensated for their attendance and time.
He also did not indicate whether he provides the mobilisation service as a close ally of Deputy President William Ruto, or outside his county.