Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen has admitted that the ruling Jubilee Party is indeed divided.
Speaking on Monday, the Elgeyo Marakwet Senator said that just as is being said, the party is segmented into two; the Tangatanga and Kieleweke factions.
However, he said that he does not fall in any of the factions, adding that he remains a member of the overall Jubilee Party.
"I don't know who is in either Tangatanga or Kieleweke because, I am in Jubilee. But I can't deny that there are factions and division (Mimi sijui nani ako Tangatanga ama Kieleweke, mimi niko Jubilee lakini siwezi kataa; kuna factions na mgawanyiko)," he said on Radio Citizen.
The groups have aligned themselves with Deputy President William Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta respectively, resulting in unending fights and exchanges.
Murkomen noted that the division has not affected the relationship between the President and Ruto, though he claimed that there have been efforts to separate them.
He claimed that some politicians and top state officials have made it their work to try and cause a rift between the two, which he said have not succeeded.
He said that the team consists of MPs who have taken sides and have shelved their constitutional roles to engage in unnecessary fights, to give an image of a divided government.
"The relationship between the president and his deputy is fine, but there are some MPs and state officers who are trying to divide them (Uhusiano wa rais na naibu wake uko sawa, lakini kuna wabunge na wafanyikazi wa serikali wanajaribu kuwagawanya)," he added.
However, contrary to Murkomen's remarks, Ruto has repeatedly rubbished claims of a divided Jubilee party.