Murkomen: State House Offered Late Prengei Ksh5 Million to Betray Us

Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa (Left), Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika (centre) and Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen
  • Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has eulogized the late nominated senator, Victor Prengei as a principled man.

    Murkomen said he has tremendous respect for the late senator after he turned down Ksh5 million offered by State House to betray him and Susan Kihika during the infamous Jubilee purge.

    Speaking on Saturday, August 28, during the burial of senator Prengei, Murkomen narrated how his late colleague received incessant calls from State House, trying to bribe him to vote for the de-whipping of Tangatanga members from senate leadership positions.

    Murkomen described Prengei as loyal and principled in his representation of the youth and the minority in the country. He revealed that the nominated senator was initially offered Ksh2 million to vote for his removal and that of Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika.

    The Elgeyo Marakwet senator claimed that Prengei received a call, inviting him to State House, where the agenda was how he would help to de-whip Tangatanga members from senate’s leadership.

    Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa (Left), Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika (centre) and Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen

    “Prengei was one of the people who was called from State House and he was threatened and told there’s no one else from the Ogiek community so he had to show up for the meeting.”

    “They also called his friends and asked them to pressure him to remove Susan and me. They first promised him Ksh2 million but he declined, they offered ksh5 million and he still declined before switching off his phone,” Murkomen stated.

    The Senator expressed his gratitude to the late Prengei for his loyalty, adding that the nominated Senator was enticed with more offers from State House, but stood firm on his beliefs, which he hinted led to him being blacklisted and almost struck off the party register.

    “The next day we met with him and they took a whole week looking for Prengei and they told him there’s money. They told him they would help him secure his seat but he stood firm and declined all their offers,” he added.

    Prengei was among six senators who in February 2021, were expelled by the Jubilee Party over what the party called “disciplinary violations”.

    The senators include Isaac Mwaura, Mary Seneta, Falhada Dekow Iman, Naomi Jillo Waqo, Victor Prengei, Millicent Omanga and Christine Gona.

    They were expelled by the Jubilee National Management Committee (NMC) after deliberating on the reports submitted by the Party Disciplinary Committee.

    Nominated Senator Victor Prengei of the Jubilee Party
    The late Nominated Senator Victor Prengei