Ng’eno slaps Murkomen after poking him over ‘missing NYS money’

Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen during a governors’ forum on enhancing collaboration for effective devolution at Leisure Lodge Resort & Golf Club in Kwale county, July 2013. Photo/ELKANA JACOB

Emurua Dikirr MP Johana Ng’eno has admitted to slapping Kipchumba Murkomen in a heated exchange at Wilson Airport in Nairobi on Friday.

Ng’eno explained that trouble began when he jokingly asked the Elgeyo Marakwet Senator if money he was carrying to Kericho was from the National Youth Service.

“I asked him if the money he was carrying was the NYS money that went missing,” Ng’eno said during an interview on Citizen TV.

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“Instead of confirming or denying the allegations he started coming for me until I sought refuge. He could have landed on me.”

The two were on their way to the county where Deputy President William Ruto is leading campaigns for Jubilee Senator candidate Aaron Cheruiyot.

Murkomen, whom former Devolution CS Anne Waiguru mentioned in an affidavit on the Sh791 million NYS scandal, denied the allegations.

“Ng’eno is hallucinating because he has given two versions of the story to Citizen and Nation Media Group. I am a leader who cannot engage in physical confrontations,” he told the Star on phone on Saturday.

“I am schooled and i do not use fists to solve problems, i use my brains”.

Waiguru claimed Murkomen threatened her against pursuing investigations .

She said he told her to tell the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to drop the investigations into the scandal or “face unspecified consequences if I did not adhere to these demands”.

Murkomen denied the allegations saying the former Cabinet Secretary was engaging in “sideshow tactics” and should have responded to suspect Josephine Kabura’s affidavitagainst her.

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