Tables are  about to overturn for Nandi Senator, Samson Cherargei, after he accused Transport and Roads CS Kipchumba Murkomen of corruption.

Cherargei claimed that the CS received Ksh.15.3 billion bribe from a Chinese Company, China Wu Yi, in a road tender.

The CS has since issued a letter of demand to the senator over the claims.

Through his lawyers, Murkomen demanded Cherargei to provide a public apology within a week, failure to which the CS would further take legal action against him.

“The said offensive words tend to lower the reputation of our client in the estimation of the ordinary, just and right-thinking members of the society… 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,” the letter stated.

“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,” he  further stated.

On November 24, 2023, Cherargei asserted that the Cabinet Secretary had already received half the amount which is about Ksh 7.6 billion as deposit.

“He had visited China severally and you heard on the floor of the house defending Chinese Contractors. Where will the hustler contractors who voted for us go, if you are giving them contexts? Because he received a bribe and I am daring him to come clean on the allegation of receiving a hundred million US Dollars from China Wu Yi when he visited in the month of between June and October… 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,” the senator claimed.

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