Onesimus Kipchumba Murkomen is a Kenyan lawyer. He is the Cabinet Secretary for Roads, Transport, and Public works in Kenya. He served as the senator for Elgeyo-Marakwet County from 2013 to 2022.
Kipchumba Murkomen was elected Senator for Elgeyo-Marakwet County in 2013 on a URP ticket trouncing among other veteran politicians the late Nicholas Biwott too.
He was easily re-elected in 2017 on a Jubilee ticket beating former Inspector General of police David Kimaiyo.
Kipchumba Murkomen Age
He was born in 1979.
Kipchumba Murkomen Education
Undergraduate student of the American University Washington College of Law in America
Undergraduate student of the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Undergraduate student at the University of Nairobi, bachelor’s Degree in Law
He was interested in politics at a young age since he was in high school. He was elected by the student body as the 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 during a time when the student union had been banned, and he was very instrumental in reforming it.
Having previously taught at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, the University of Nairobi, and Moi University, the Senator still maintains a good relationship with the institutions and occasionally attends as a guest lecturer. Despite having a busy political and professional life, the Senator’s family comes first
Kipchumba Murkomen Wife
Kipchumba Murkomen, despite having been linked to a story of a whirlwind romance with a fellow senator is happily married. The lawyer-turned-politician married his wife Grace Wanjiku at an African-themed wedding in 2009.
38-year-old former Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen is a married father of four. He and his wife, Grace Wanjiku, were blessed with three sons and a daughter.
Their last born, a son, was born in February 2016. Onesimus and Grace married in 2009 in an African-themed wedding after dating for six years.
His Journey Into Politics
Leadership is not a new thing to him as it can be traced during his school years. While still in High School he was elected as the Dining hall captain.
As a second year at the University of Nairobi, he was elected as the Chairman of the Kenyan Law Society.
In 2012, he became a member of the United Republican Party. In February 2013, he made a coalition with TNA to form the Jubilee Alliance. It is in March 2013, when he was elected Senator of Elgeyo Marakwet county.
Apart from politics, Kipchumba Murkomen is a Lawyer and owns the Sing’oe, Murkomen & Sigeo law firm. He is also a Lecturer at the Catholic University of East Africa, the University of Nairobi, and Moi University.
Murkomen And Naisula Lesuuda
However, Murkomen was recently linked to a love affair with Naisula Lesuuda, a former nominated senator who won a parliamentary seat in the August 8 election on a Jubilee Party ticket.
An email by Murkomen confessing his love to the 33-year-old senator depicts a man whose feet have completely been swept off.
“I fell in love with you, I don’t know how, I don’t know where, but I did,” the Nairobian quotes Murkomen’s email.
The weekly paper reveals that a photo capturing the senators chatting on Facetime, shows a bare-chested Murkomen while only the face of Lesuula is seen; both are in bed.
A last-minute call from President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday saved Senate majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen from imminent removal from his lucrative parliamentary post over his comments on the Mau Forest evictions, seen to contradict the government’s position.
Sources told the Nation how the afternoon call from the Head of State prevented what was to be an announcement of plans to kick Mr. Murkomen out of the Senate top seat, in which he is supposed to champion the interests of the Jubilee Party and President Kenyatta’s government.
Mr. Murkomen, the Elgeyo-Marakwet senator, on Saturday dared President Kenyatta to contradict him on the evictions, which he said were not only being done inhumanely but which he claimed had also unfairly claimed as victims people outside the forest boundaries.
“Mr. President, today, I want to tell these people that I have come here and I have seen their suffering. I want you to also come to Mau, and tell them whether you stand with (Narok county commissioner George) Natembeya or the common man who gave you votes,” Mr. Murkomen told an excitable gathering at Kitoben Primary School in Narok.
And, as if aware of what the statement might portend for him, and following a statement by Nairobi senator that he had disrespected President Kenyatta over his stand on the evictions, Mr. Murkomen put his Senate leadership position on the line.
His Wife And Children
Kipchumba Murkomen is married to his gorgeous wife Gladys Wanjiru. They got married in 2009 at an African-themed wedding. Together, they are blessed with 3 sons and a daughter.
Kipchumba Murkomen Networth
The senator owns ksh 1 million per month and has a flush of businesses
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen on Monday scathingly attacked trolls on Twitter using the hashtag #weknowyoursalary to expose allegedly corrupt Government officials.
Murkomen was among those who found themselves on the spot concerning their wealth.
In one of the tweets, Murkomen was accused of owning an Sh200 Million house in Karen, Boghani Villa. The Senator was questioned on how he was able to acquire such a lavish property in one of Kenya’s prime area