Roads, Transport and Public Works cabinet nominee Kipchumba Murkomen is facing the National Assembly vetting committee.
Murkomen says he is worth approximately 550 million Shillings, in wealth that he amassed in houses he owns in Nairobi and Eldoret and tracts of land he owns in various parts of the country.
“Cumulatively with a bit of machinery, vehicles, and also I own a wheelbarrow“, Murkomen added.
Murkomen highlighted solutions to challenges facing the Malaba to Mombasa highway including working with KRA and the finance ministry to adopt modern technology that will expedite clearing of goods at border points, thus minimizing traffic snarl-up.
Murkomen has blamed the former regime for the stalled road projects in the country.
“This government is inheriting Sh140 billion in pending payments. Contractors have not been paid and that is why we have many stalled road projects,” Murkomen said.
Speaking when he appeared before the National Assembly Committee on appointments, Murkomen said that he is a strong believer in Devolution.
“As a believer of devolution, Mr. chair I’ll not work from from Nairobi. I will once in a month or more so often decide that the ministry today is working from Garissa. We sit there sort all problems that relate to my ministry with leaders of that region,” Murkomen said.
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