Kipchumba Murkomen rejects calls to resign over poor results: ‘A huge achievement’
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Kipchumba Murkomen rejects calls to resign over poor results: ‘A huge achievement’

Amos Khaemba, a journalist with, has over three years of experience in reporting on politics and current affairs in Kenya.

Nairobi – Transport and Roads Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen said he would not resign from his position.

In an interview with Spice FM on Wednesday, July 10, Murkomen admitted that Kenyans are dissatisfied with the actions of the Roads Ministry.

However, he stressed that he would not take political responsibility by resigning from his position because his ministry had not received the required funds to carry out its tasks.

“If I had the money and didn’t deliver it, I would definitely take responsibility. The responsibility for collecting money and budgeting it is not in the hands of our ministry. It’s like telling the finance minister to resign because he can’t finance all the projects in the country, or telling the parliament to resign because they didn’t pay money for the roads minister,” Murkomen said.

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According to Murkomen, he also worked exemplarily in other departments apart from roads, and his conscience tells him that he is on the right track.

“My conscience tells me I did what I did, not what I deserve; I appreciate that because there are many Kenyans who deserve it. The thing is, my conscience tells me that clearly. I worked more than 200% to achieve this,” he added.

Murkomen said many people do not recognise the achievements he has made in the ministry, including improving the operation of the port in Mombasa.

He added that the number of businesses in Mombasa has increased and the port in Kisumu is now used for the transportation of crude oil, which is the result of his hard work,

“Because nobody wants to talk about my success and the success of this administration in two years to turn around the transportation sector. What I did in the aviation sector, what I did in the port sector, what I did in the railway sector, you want to shut it down because you know the only little corner of my ministry. The little problem that we have on the roads should not overshadow the achievements, the huge achievements that we have achieved in the transportation sector,” he said.

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