November 30, 2018 – National Assembly Majority Leader, Aden Duale, has
revealed why legislators barred the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
(DCI) from conducting a blanket investigation on the House with regard to
a bribery report to protect their 2022 interests.
all the 349 members to investigation could have had a detrimental impact on the
2022 polls if some would not have been cleared by then by the DCI and the anti-corruption
body prior to elections.
investigate members can drag to 2022 and some MPs might not be cleared to vie
for elections,” said Duale.
the Powers and Privileges Committee, the MPs directed the DCI and the EACC
to limit their scope of investigation to only the MPs who were implicated
in the toilet bribery scandal that led to the rejection
of the sugar report, instead of bringing the whole House down.
allegations go to DCI and EACC as ordinary Kenyans and give evidence, but you
cannot indict 349 MPs, including the Speaker, with no evidence,” they said.
The Kenyan DAILY POST