Wednesday March 6, 2019 - Elgeyo Marakawet Senator, Kipchumba Murkomen, attacked National Super Alliance (NASA) leader, Raila Odinga, for claiming that the Catholic Church leader, Pope Francis, urged Kisumu Archbishop, Philip Anyolo, to reject a car donated by Deputy President William Ruto as a gift.

Speaking in Siaya County on Saturday, Raila claimed that Pope Francis urged Anyolo to reject the gift since it was bought using dirty money.

However, Raila Odinga’s comments were not received well by Murkomen who is a close ally of Deputy President.

On Monday, Murkomen, who is also the Senate Majority Leader, said that it is only in this nation where a Pope calls a magician and he does so using a Nigerian number.
“It’s only in Kenya where the Pope calls a mganga before calling a Cardinal. To make it worse he uses a Nigerian number,” Murkomen sarcastically said.

Murkomen also accused Raila Odinga of politicising the war against graft as the succession debate heat up. 

He said Raila Odinga wants to portray Ruto as the most corrupt person in Kenya thereby dimming his chances of succeeding President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022.


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