Elgeyo Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen warned Trans Nzoia residents against electing Rift Valley Regional Commissioner (RC) George Natembeya as their governor.
Natembeya recently made a declaration to contest for the elective position as governor Patrick Khaemba’s time in office comes to an end.
In a tweet, Murkomen argued that Natembeya is unfit to hold any elective office terming him a dictator.
“I want to plead with you the people of Trans Nzoia. Please don’t make a mistake of electing Natembeya. If you make that mistake, I can assure you, you will have to kneel before him to get county services,” Murkomen wrote.
The MP accused Natembeya of harassing and imprisoning youth during his reign, further stating that he would rally his support behind any United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate to save the people of Trans Nzoia from Natembeya.
“You’ll see me camping in this county campaigning for any UDA’s candidate because we cannot risk having a dictator in a democratic country,” Murkomen added.
Recently, Natembeya dismissed his rival, Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa in the race for governorship as inexperienced urging him to vie for ward representative.
“If we are looking at experience, I have 25 years, and you (Chris Wamalwa) has 10 years. If we have all decided that there is a problem in Trans Nzoia, then it will mean, because of my 25-year experience, I will contest for governor and you contest for MCA,” Natembeya said.