Nominated Cabinet Secretary for Roads, Transport, and Public works Kipchumba Murkomen has told the Committee on Appointments that he is worth KES 550 million.
Murkomen stated that his wealth was derived from property investment, including houses in Nairobi and Eldoret, three parcels of land in Trans Nzoia, and parcels of land in Narok, Kajiado, and Nairobi. He further stated that he owned a number of vehicles.
Murkomen also stated that his sources of income include his law practice, his pay as Elgeyo Marakwet Senator, and farming.
Murkomen served as Senator for Elgeyo Marakwet on a UDA ticket prior to his nomination as a cabinet member.
Murkomen rose to prominence in politics after being elected for the first time as Senator for Elgeyo-Marakwet County on a United Republican Party (URP) ticket in 2013, defeating the late Nicholas Biwott and other veteran politicians.
On a Jubilee platform, he was easily re-elected in 2017, defeating former Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo.
Should he pass vetting, Murkomen will take over from James Macharia who has served in the docket for the past ten years.
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