Four women Members of Parliament have called on relevant investigative agencies to speed up probe on bribery allegations in parliament to unearth what exactly led to the shooting down of contaminated sugar report.
The MPs also want those who will be found culpable to be exposed and punished as per the law.
This is after it was reported that legislators had been paid to shoot down a report on imported toxic sugar that cost Kenyans Sh10 billion in lost taxes and which exposed them to deathtraps.
Led by (Gatundu North) Annie Wanjiku Kibe, (Naivasha) Jane Kihara, (Ijara) Sophia Abdi and (Gilgil) Martha Wangari, the female parliamentarians said as mothers, they could not fathom how MPs who are paid to represent Kenyans could receive peanuts to rubbish the report.
While absolving themselves from any indictment, the MPs said there are enough cameras in parliament that recorded the happening of that fateful day and the same should be provided as evidence and MPs found culpable should be exposed.
Abdi said that being her second term in parliament, she was dumbfounded by the bribery reports especially from an emotive issue that touches on a commodity that most Kenyans consume daily.
The MPs said they support the recalling of the report to parliament for fresh discussion. “This should be done to frustrate the efforts of those who did not want the report to sale through. We should have done amendments instead of shooting down the whole report,” said Kibe.
They commended the president for his resilience in rooting out graft saying they fully supported his endeavors that are geared toward improving the lives of all Kenyans.
“We are in support of what the president is doing in his endeavor on war against corruption because there is no way this country is going to develop if money meant for the same goes to people’s pockets,” said Kibe.
Kibe singled out Gatundu North Uwezo fund as a scam calling on the director of public prosecution to pitch camp in the sub county and unearth how Sh 17 million, meant to better the lives of youths, people living with disability and women groups ended up in a politicians owned Sacco.
“This is public money and we have to follow it up to ensure the groups that were initially intended to benefit does so,” she said.
The MPs were speaking at Kamwangi in Gatundu North during a huduma mashinani and presentation of Uwezo, Youth and Women Enterprise fund cheques to groups in Kiambu County.