Editor's Review

The Elgeyo Marakwet seat fell vacant after Ruto appointed Murkomen to the Cabinet 

Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen had a rough time campaigning for the UDA candidate in the Elgeyo Marakwet Senatorial by-election.

Video seen by Nairobi Leo shows that the Senator was heckled while campaigning for William Kisang.

Reports indicate that the CS had a had time campaigning in Iten and Kamwosor areas.

In the Video, Murkomen is heard urging residents to support the UDA candidate to reciprocate President William Ruto's gesture of appointing him to the Cabinet.

"Kwa sababu alinipatia nafasi ya kutumikia nyinyi an Kenya mzima naomba kwa heshima ya huyo rais mwenye ametuheshimu, mimi naomba kwa unyenyekevu tupigie chama cha UDA kura," he said amidst chance from the crowd telling him "hakuna, hakuna, hakuna, hatupigiii".

UDA Elgeyo Marakwet Senatorial candidate William Kisang. PHOTO | COURTESY

The crowd is also heard telling Murkpomen to go to the office and work now that he had been given a role in the Cabinet.

The Elgeyo Marakwet seat fell vacant after Ruto appointed Murkomen to the Cabinet to serve as Transport CS.

The by-elections will be held on January 5.

Several other by-elections are set to be held in Kandara Constituency and Garissa Township.

The two parliamentary seats fell vacant after Alice Wahome resigned to take up Water and sanitation CS while Duale quit to be Defence CS.

UDA will be wrestling to get back the seats to boost its numbers in Parliament.