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MPs adopt powers and privileges committee report on bribery

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The National Assembly Members have detached themselves from investigations over bribery claims and instead subjecting the 10 MPs who raised the allegations to anti-graft agency.

MPs adopted an amendment by Endebess MP Robert Pukose that deleted the recommendation of powers and privileges committee that wanted EACC and DCI to investigate the entire house.

The ten members of parliament who appeared before the Justin Muturi led committee but failed to prove the bribery claims will be at liberty to take the case at the anti-graft agencies.

The powers and privileges committee chaired by speaker Justin Muturi admitted mps might have received bribe of as little as 10,000 shillings to reject the sugar report that indicted Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich.

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The committee had recommended DCI and EACC investigate the house.

MPs who supported the amendment and the report took issue with members who made the bribery claims for failing to substantiate their allegations.

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Minority leader John Mbadi admitted the bribery issue had brought down the image of parliament demanding members who failed to prove the claims should be reprimanded.

MPs who testified during the three-week-long investigation narrated how MPs shared bribes in the toilet to shoot down the report, however none of them provided evidence to prove the claims.

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