Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has wowed netizens after showcasing his ugali kneading skills.
In the video, which he posted on Thursday, the Senate majority leader is seen inside a mud-walled kitchen, kneading brown ugali in a three-stone jiko.
“Back to my roots. Showing the kids how to knit and knead black golden ugali. Alafu harers waongee mbaya (Let my critics talk). In the year 2020, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” Murkomen posted.
“That’s what separates Ugali experts from slay queens/Kings,” Murkomen trolled.
His cooking excited netizens who lauded him for upholding his humble background.
“I like that mheshimiwa. I am also in Kisii doing brown ugali almost every evening. I just like it,” David Ogwagwa commented.
“I really like your actions and commitment, you’re bridging the gap of ordinary and dignitary,” Cavin Odera applauded.
However, others hit back at Murkomen, accusing him of staging publicity stunts.
Back to my roots. Showing the kids how to knit black golden ugali. At this stage you lower the heat by removing the firewood and allow the ugali to cook slowly as you turn it from time to time.The product is heavenly.Alafu harers waongee mbaya 😂😂😂. pic.twitter.com/LjXooNORyi
— KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, E.G.H (@kipmurkomen) January 2, 2020