Majority leader and senator for Elgeyo Marakwet County Kipchumba Murkomen has come under fire over a congratulatory message to female athlete Faith Kipyegon.

In the celebratory post, Murkomen pointed out that Faith had done well considering she had just come from her maternity leave.

The statement left many wondering what the correlation of maternity leave and her performance were.

‘Congratulations FAITH Kipyegon for a well deserved silver in 1500m especially if we consider the fact that you have just returned from maternity leave.

That was a tough race. You did very well. Kudos’

Faith Kipyegon

Below are some of the reactions which come weeks after Murkomen injured his shoulder during a friendly match with his fellow parliamentarians.

@Gerfedh: Hadi una ujumbe kuwa ametoka maternity leave!! Bravo to the lady though.

@HTlunani: Not necessary to mention that she just finished her maternity leave! You’re diverting attention from the main subject.

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@Kipronohsng: Is the maternity information necessary?

@Mnjoroo1: Is it a must that you have to let the world know that she just turned from maternity? Your style of approaching things is wanting.

@EdwinShiundu2: Wah mpaka unajua ametoka martenaity leave, Anyway hopefully mkono umepona.

@Oyondi_Malik: Murkomen I now see why Kenyans were mocking you when you had your shoulder dislocated. Man, you are the real Tribalist.

Kenyans have congratulated both Obiri and Kipyegon but you decide to go for your fellow Kalenjin who came out 2nd. Its wrong shame.