Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Onesimus Kipchumba Murkomen is one of those politicians who is loved and hated in equal measure.
The Senator, who is also the Senate Majority leader, was first elected in 2013 on a URP ticket, a coalition partner in the ruling Jubilee Party. Since then, he has been one of the most vocal defenders of the Jubilee administration.
Murkomen is also a member of the Pan African Parliament and boasts of an outstanding CV since he was in high school(dining hall captain).
He later joined the University of Nairobi, where he was the first second-year student to be elected chairman of the prestigious Kenya Law Society. This was at a time when the student union had been banned, and he was very instrumental in reforming it.
He also served as the chairman of the East Africa Law students society.
Murkomen was later elected the chairman of Fellowship of Christian Unions’ National Students Executive Council that led over 25 Christian unions in universities and colleges.
On matters religion, the outspoken senator yesterday shared with his Twitter followers an old picture from his preaching days.
He captioned it:
#TBT Preaching the Good News”, as Twitter users marveled at his little-known preaching history.
— KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, E.G.H (@kipmurkomen) January 25, 2018
Ni nini umebeba? There was KDF hata in those days? ?
— Mohamed Wehliye (@WehliyeMohamed) January 25, 2018
Kumbe mlikuwa ma pastor. Interesting how people love God when they are poor
— Abala Kinyua. ?? (@AbalaKinyua) January 25, 2018
@PaulKiarie_ lazima mkale avae sport shoes ????
— I AM VAN CHAXI (@SalanoChavatuzi) January 25, 2018
Kweli Mungu hutoa watu wake mbali
— PATRIOT ?? (@PaulKiarie_) January 25, 2018
Saa wee ndo uko canaan achana na wengine waendelee na kuota.
— david ndungu (@Daidndungu) January 25, 2018
Kwani almost all these mikoras were once deep into church thing or would be??!!.I saw DPs’ too at a time…..
— Voted on 8/8/2017.Refused to Accept & Move On. (@KhayoStanley) January 25, 2018
When i see pics like these,my hope rises from the dead pic.twitter.com/VHG3asgIhu
— cNjays (@NjaysC) January 25, 2018
Watu utoka mbali!
— Elijah Ongeri (@OngeriAbel) January 25, 2018
@kipmurkomen This man loves God. We preached together in UoN and i loved his zeal for God. Let continue brother
— @Njubi (@makuminjubi) January 25, 2018
your life’s journey is an inspiration to many to keep up the good fight and up hold the faith.Yote ya Wezekana uki amini na heshimu Mwenyezi Mungu.
— Kimani Muhoro (@kimani_muhoro) January 25, 2018
wawawa….?????????? Jesus come now!
— Wayne Magambo (@MwitiMagambo) January 25, 2018
Iyo ni KDF umeshika Mkubwa???
— Hezbon Mureithi® (@HezMureithi) January 25, 2018
Meno ndio ulisema haitawai tosha mdomoni
— @benner (@jaysonbenner) January 25, 2018