Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen has pleaded with his colleagues in the Jubilee Party not to revenge after they were attacked during the Kibra parliamentary by-election.
On Thursday, former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale, Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa and their supporters were roughed up when they toured the area to stand with Jubilee candidate McDonald Mariga.
Murkomen empathised with the duo, and regretted the government has failed to take action against the goons who meted violence on the politicians.
The Elgeyo-Marakwet Senator said it was ironical that the chaos occurred amid the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga, which is aimed towards ending vices such as electoral violence.
"To my colleagues in Jubilee who were brutalized in Kibra, I understand your pain and frustrations. I beg you not to revenge. This nation is slowly sliding into anarchy. What a paradox that we were told handshake was a panacea for all our political ills. Let’s chose peace," Murkomen tweeted on Saturday.
His remarks came a few hours after Barasa revealed plans to form a squad of goons to protect him after police failed to address his attack in Kibra.
"Its on this basis that I invite applications for recruitment of 500 persons to join my team, those with certificate of good conduct will be disqualified. Training commences immediately. An attractive commission and retainer will be offered to successful applicants," Barasa said.