Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen (left) and Nyali parliamentary aspirant Mohammed Ali. PHOTOS | NATIONElgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen (left) and Nyali parliamentary aspirant Mohammed Ali. PHOTOS | NATION
By EDDY KAGERA

American TV writer Andy Rooney once said “always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them”.

But former UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill also said “in the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet”.

It seems Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen is a student of Churchill, well known for his oratory skills.

Three 2015 tweets from the senator, who is on course to retain his seat on Jubilee ticket, taunting investigative journalist Mohammed Ali as a failed politician have returned to haunt him.

Ali is also ahead of the pack in Nyali.

So, Murkomen easily ate his words on the same platform, even offering the journalist tea at the Parliament canteen.