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Speaker Muturi invites DCI, EACC to investigate bribery claims

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National assembly Speaker Justin muturi has invited EACC and directorate of criminal investigations to probe allegations of bribery among MPs.

This in connection to claims that some MPs were bribed to reject the report on alleged importation of contaminated sugar.

The powers and privileges committee chaired by the house speaker admits that there might have been bribery of MPs though no witness tabled evidence.

Various witnesses that appeared before the powers and privileges committee gave contradicting information on whether on the alleged 10 thousands shillings toilet bribery.

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After probing allegations of bribery of MPs to reject the report safety of the imported sugar, the powers and privileges committee cannot ascertain or give a way forward on the matter that threatens integrity of the 12th parliament. Muturi now says EACC and DCI should investigate the allegations that MPs received as little as 10,000 shillings to reject the report which indicted Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich, EAC Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohammed and former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett on the importation of contraband sugar.

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At least 15mps were invited before the powers and privileges committee to give account of the bribery saga.

According to the committee the information given by the witnesses was full of contradictions and inconsistencies.

According to the law, the Privileges Committee is mandated to deal with such matters before escalating it to investigatory agencies like the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission. The report by the committee will however be subjected to house debate and can either be adopted of rejected.

 

 

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