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CS Kipchumba Murkomen Biography [Photos]: Age, Tribe, Family, Education, Career Profile, & Net Worth

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CS Kipchumba Murkomen is a vocal Kenyan lawyer now Cabinet Secretary for Road, Transport and Public Works. He is beyond leadership a proud family man with a reputable professional career. The life story in Kipchumba Murkomen biography is worth retelling.

The UDA-leaning Murkomen entered the limelight about a decade ago. He has since become a political big wig. Formerly a senator in Elgeyo Marakwet, Murkomen is now a right-hand man in the regime of President William Ruto.

Kipchumba Murkomen Profile Summary

Age45 years
BirthdayMarch 12, 1979
WifeGladys Wanjiru
Real namesOnesimus Kipchumba Murkomen

CS Kipchumba Murkomen biography

Onesimus Kipchumba Murkomen with Presidents Ruto & Uhuru Kenyatta
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Murkomen is surely a source of inspiration to several upcoming politicians.

Controversies aside, he is a devout investor with a ballooning wealth base.

How old Kipchumba Murkomen?

Born on March 12, 1979, Kipchumba Murkomen age is 45 years as of 2024. 

His youthful appeal and burst of energy are particularly captivating.

Kipchumba Murkomen tribe and childhood

CS Murkomen was born in Embobut Forest in Elgeyo Marakwet County. As such, he is of the populous Kalenjin tribe settling within the Great Rift Valley.

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Other big names from the region include the second and fifth presidents, Daniel Arap Toroitich and Dr William Ruto.

Murkomen education background

The former senator started schooling at Chawis Primary school about 10 kilometres from his home in Embobut Forest.

On completing his KCPE exams in 1993, Murkomen did not meet his academic target. As a result, he repeated class 8 exams at Kapsigilei Primary school. The latter qualified him to join St. Josephs High School Kitale.

While in form two, Murkomen transferred to his dream school, St. Patrick Boys – becoming a dining hall prefect within a few months. He eventually joined the University of Nairobi for a Bachelor’s Degree in Law.

Before graduating in 2000, Murkomen doubled up as a chair for the Kenya Law Students Society and the chair of the Fellowship of Christian Unions.

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Thereafter, he earned a World Bank Masters’ Degree scholarship at Pretoria University in South Africa.

In 2017, Murkomen achieved a post-graduate degree in International Law from Washington College, USA

CS Murkomen career background & politics

After touring the world in search of knowledge, Murkomen settled at Catholic University as an assistant lecturer. While at the institution, he taught Air and Space Law.

Thereafter, he relocated to Moi University as an instructor and mentor of students in matters of leadership and career progression.

His long-lived interest in politics would take over.

  • 2013 – 2022: Elgeyo Marakwet Senator
  • 2022 – 2027: Appointed Transport Cabinet Secretary

In 2013, Murkomen was elected senator on the URP ticket, he went on to serve as a Deputy Majority leader in Parliament.

He was in 2017 re-elected on the Jubilee Party ticket, in the process becoming majority leader in Parliament.

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Family: CS Murkomen wife and children

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CS Kipchumba Murkomen and his wife Gladys Wanjiru are blessed with a young family of four children among them 3 sons and a beautiful daughter.

The couple of 21 years exchanged vows in a traditional wedding graced by close friends and relatives.

CS Kipchumba Murkomen Net Worth

The net worth of Kipchumba Murkomen is Ksh. 550 Million as disclosed during his vetting into the Ministry of Transport.

Apart from a basic salary of Ksh. 554,000, Murkomen channels additional income from multi-million investments in real estate, business, and large-scale farming. He banks some more from Sing’oei Murkomen and Sigei Advocates law firm.

CS Kipchumba Murkomen biography summarizes his curriculum vitae at its best. A recent appointment as Cabinet Secretary of Transport is evidence of a steady rising in national politics.

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