The nation has been stunned by President William Ruto’s choice for Cabinet Secretary for Roads, Transport, and Public Works, Kipchumba Murkomen.
He has previously praised Raila Odinga, the former prime minister, and given him credit for introducing him to politics at the federal level.
Murkomen admitted during his interview with the National Assembly Committee on Appointments that Raila actually helped shape who he is today.
He said that immediately after the 2010 Constitution was enacted, Raila nominated him to serve on the task team on devolved administration.
The position gave the attorney the chance to work alongside Musalia Mudavadi, the Deputy Prime Minister at the time, in the task team tasked with laying the groundwork for devolution in Kenya.
Murkomen claims that during his time on the task force, he had the opportunity to contribute to the devolution that fueled the expansion and development of 47 counties across the nation.
I was selected by Raila Odinga to serve on the task team on devolved government. We produced six legislation on issues of devolved governance while I was a member of that task group once more, this time alongside Mudavadi (nominee for prime cabinet secretary), he remarked.
Murkomen had actively participated in the civic education exercise throughout the campaigning for the 2010 Constitution prior to being named to the task group.
Before attempting electoral politics, he additionally worked as a law lecturer in many schools.