, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 23 – Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has denied allegations by former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru that his law firm received Sh15 million in legal fees from a company linked to the National Youth Service scandal.
Murkomen instead accused the former Devolution Cabinet Secretary of attempting to cast his law firm and its clients in negative light.
“Last weekend I challenged Ms Waiguru to prove her allegations. After she realised she was clutching on straws of lies, she has now resorted to a campaign to attack my clients in an attempt to sabotage our law firm. In her continued bid to distort and shift focus and attention in the investigations on her regarding the NYS matter, Ms Anne Waiguru is trying to wash herself using my good name,” he stated.
His sentiments come after fresh details emerged showing that Sing’oei Murkomen and Sigei Advocates, a law firm owned by Murkomen received the monies from Out of the Box Solutions said to be linked to the NYS scandal.
“SMS Advocates represents a wide spectrum of clientele. Our firm has never received any payment from any NYS contractor. Our Client Out of the Box Solutions has never worked or contracted by NYS. The allegations by Ms. Waiguru through her agents that our law firm was paid legal fees amounting to Sh15 million is a figment of her imaginations,” he said.
“We challenge Ms Waiguru to be sincere to herself and to assist herself in her defence rather than dragging along others. She should conduct her homework thoroughly prior to making insinuations and lies which are unsubstantiated.”
Murkomen defended the firm saying that it was never at any time contracted by the NYS or its agents.
“These are facts known to Ms Waiguru. Particulars of payment have been presented to the relevant authorities including the Committee. These are facts we are ready and willing to defend in any forum on behalf of our client and our good law firm,” he said.
“She should conduct her homework thoroughly prior to making insinuations and lies which are unsubstantiated. Her doctor’s advice for lighter duties I hope did not include concocting falsehoods against me. Her efforts to divert the attention and disparage our law firm are ill aimed,” he stated.