Onesimus Kipchumba Murkomen, is the Senator for Elgeyo/Marakwet County. Murkomen hails from a humble family of a squatter at Embobut forest village, Elgeyo Marakwet. He started leadership at a tender age in high school where he served as a dining hall captain. He later joined the University of Nairobi (UoN) as a law student. After completing his studies, Murkomen and his colleagues established a law firm Sing’oe, Murkomen & Sigei Advocates where he is a partner. Mr. Murkomen holds two Masters of Law degrees (LLM) from the American University Washington College of Law in America and University of Pretoria, South Africa. Murkomen was first elected to the Senate on a United Republican Party (URP) ticket and was appointed the Deputy Majority leader in the house. He was later reelected on a Jubilee ticket in 2017. He is the Chairman of the Committee on Devolved Government and a member of the Pan African Parliament. Murkomen previously taught at Catholic University of Eastern Africa, the University of Nairobi, and Moi University, and maintains that he still goes to the institutions to lecture. He is a happy husband to Gladys Murkomen with whom they are blessed with three children, two sons and a daughter. Despite having a busy political and professional life, the Senator says his reserves time for his family whom he says comes first. The charismatic senator is a close aide of the DP and they are often together in various meetings and rallies including The Hague, at the International Criminal Court. He is a devoted christian believer and a follower of Catholic church.