Former Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya has slammed Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen for his negative remarks aimed at tainting his previous track record.

Murkomen made the remarks via Twitter during a popular TV live show in which Natembeya was the guest.

The senator claimed Natembeya’s success was fictitious and his two years in his position offered no substance.

“I hear Natambeya is campaigning @citizentvkenya crossing his legs in pride&gloating about fictitious success in R.Valley. He dare says he is the only this&that. One would think Haji&Chelanga (RIP) never served as PCs RV.His 2 years were full of form (drama)NO substance #JKLive,” Murkomen tweeted.

Natembeya responded to Murkomen, saying Murkomen had no right to appraise him as he was appraised by the people.

“Kipchumba Murkomen has no rights to appraise me. I’m appraised by the people,” Natembeya said.

Natembeya also said he has been to Elgeyo Marakwet more frequently than Murkomen who he said does not know anything there.

“I’ve gone to Elgeyo Marakwet County more than he has so he doesn’t know anything there,” he said.

The Trans Nzoia gubernatorial aspirant revealed they once had a run-in with Murkomen when they were dealing with the Mau forest issues.

Natembeya said Murkomen was a malicious fellow who displayed his inflated ego characterised by bullying civil servants.

However, Natembeya said Murkomen found his match (Natembeya) in that particular instance and retreated to Nairobi.

“He is a malicious man and you know I had run-in with him when of course we were dealing with issue of the Mau Forest and he came with a very bloated ego. They are used to bullying civil servants and then he found a rock there. He hit it, got hurt and got back to Nairobi. He has never forgiven me. But you go to the ground now that water tower is doing well. We’ve saved the Maasai Mara game reserve. We’ve saved the 8th wonder of the world you know. When I went there, there was nothing,” Natembeya said.

Murkomen has been opposed to Natembeya’s gubernatorial bid.

Natembeya resigned from public service where he had worked for 25 years to venture into politics.