Roads and Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen has sued Senator Samson Cherargei over alleged Ksh 15 billion bribe he received.
Through a letter dated November 29, 2023, the CS sued the Senator for defamation following allegations that he received the bribe early this year from China Wu Yi, a Chinese Company.
Through the letter, Murkomen is now demanding a public apology from the Senator within a week failure in which he will initiate legal measures against him.
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“In view of the above, our instructions are that we demand, which we hereby do, that within seven (7) days from the date of this letter, you do the following: Accept liability for defamation to give way to negotiations and tender an unqualified apology in writing to our client through the same channels through which you published the offending words.
Take further notice that if you fail to comply with the terms of this demand within the time specified above, we have firm and unequivocal instructions to institute court proceedings against you without any further reference to you. This will be at your peril as to costs and other incidentals attendant to such court action.” read the letter
Cherargei who is known over his recent spat with the CS confirmed before a committee probing the CS that Murkomen had indeed received half of the money already thus his recent trips to and from China.
He continued by saying that the money had been stashed in Dubai and that is why the CS has been vocal defending Chinese contracts to undertake the job.
So I want to dare him to tell the country what agreement he made on allegation of receiving a hundred million US Dollars from China Wu Yi where he was paid an upfront of fifty million, and we have all the facts, we have the flight manifest, we know where the money is in Dubai,” he said