Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen on Saturday broke his silence hours after being roughed up at Kitui BBI rally together with other Tanga Tanga leader.
Taking to social media to comment on the rally, Murkomen expressed gratitude regarding the kind of reception they received as they entered the venue of the rally.
He tactically commented on the push and pull that ensued by saying that the course to unite the country isn’t easy but they won’t surrender.
“Building Bridges of unity is not an easy task but we must do it. Glad to join Kenyans in Kitui today. I am grateful for their overwhelming reception. We shall remain focused on this difficult task. Twasonga Mbele [email protected] wrote Murkomen on Facebook.
The remarks by the Senator came hours after video footage of him and Gatundu MP Moses Kuria being roughed up went viral on social media.
In the footage, Gatundu MP was recorded being whisked away from the dais with reports making rounds on social media claiming that it is the Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu who ordered so.
According to the reports, Ngilu said she couldn’t allow leaders who have been abusing President Uhuru Kenyatta to the podium as she demanded the MP be taken out.
Kuria arrived with fellow Tanga Tanga leaders at a time when the chief guest, ODM leader Raila Odinga had taken his seat.
It is said that Kuria and his fellow Tanga Tanga leaders including Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichunng’wa and Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot had no seats reserved for them at the time they arrived.
A standoff ensued after they forced their way to the podium seeking to be given a seat.
However, the push and pull later rested after the leaders were finally accommodated.
But even as the leaders forced their way to the rally, none of them could be given an opportunity to address the gathering.
The attendance by the Ruto-allies MPs came as a shocker since they had announced that they will be hosting a parallel meeting to that led by the Uhuru-Raila allies.
The leaders declared during their Naivasha retreat that they had decided to do so to reinforce on the already scheduled ones.
They announced that they will have their first rally on February 7th at Afraha National Stadium in Nakuru.
The Kitui BBI rally marks the fourth consultative meeting after the Mombasa, Kakamega and Kisii meetings.
The next rally is set for Nyeri on 8th February.