The day Kimaiyo saved Murkomen from police cells

Former Inspector of Kenya police David Kimaiyo

David Kimaiyo served in the Kenya security docket for many years before he was eventually sacked by President Uhuru Kenyatta following a series of al-Shabaab attacks in the country.

He was inspector general of police before he was removed and replaced by Joseph Boinett.

Kimaiyo still was handed the chairmanship of the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA), a position he held for a year and half before he was unceremoniously sacked.

He went on a rampage and accused Uhuru of sacking him because he unearthed corruption in KAA.

David Kimaiyo was sacked and his place taken by Joseph Boinett.

Kimaiyo has now declared interest in the Elgeyo-Marakwet senatorial seat. He aims to remove Kipchumba Murkomen as senator.

His declaration has awfully damaged the relationship between him and Murkomen, and the two, once very close friends, are now political foes.

Murkomen recently attacked Kimaiyo in social media, with Kimaiyo returning the fire days later.

Kimaiyo and Murkomen were once very close friends.

But before this major fall-out, we trace back to the days when the two were close allies.

A video has surfaced showing Murkomen lavishing praise on Kimaiyo and revealing how he helped him every time he was in need.

In the video, Murkomen narrates how Kimaiyo saved him when he was arrested and taken to Kabete Police Station.

David Kimaiyo was later appointed KAA chairman and he showed no bitterness after he was fired.

Then, Murkomen was a student at the University of Nairobi and was living in the shanties of Kangemi.

He said that he had gone to city centre to get a new mattress after a friend gave him KSh1,500.

On returning, the driver of the matatu he boarded demanded KSh200 for the services. He did not have the money.

Unfortunately, the matatu belonged to a police officer and Murkomen was arrested and taken to Kabete Police Station.

Kipchumba Murkomen and Kimaiyo have fallen out sharply.

As they harassed him and threw him into the cells, he made a call to Kimaiyo. What followed next was a call to the station that saw police officers go into panic.

They hurriedly got him out, took their own car and escorted him to his house in Kangemi.

Here is the video

#TBT Video: Senator Kipchumba Murkomen narrates how a phone call from Former Inspector General of Police David Mwole Kimaiyo rescued him from spending the night in police cells.




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