Gatundu South member of parliament Hon Moses Kuria has come out clearly to explain how members of parliament are bribed up to ksh 100,000 in order to influence certain outcomes that favors the current government.
According to Mosses kuria, “It is not unusual in the Kenyan parliament for members of parliament to be paid or to be compensated for voting in a certain manner especially when the government has interests in certain particular matters.”
In June last year 2020, the outspoken member of parliament received ksh.100,000 in order to vote for Kipipiri member of parliament Amos Kimunya as the majority leader after the Garrisa township Member of Parliament Hon. Aden Duale was kicked out on flimsy charges leveled against him.
Speaking to the BBC on Thursday morning, Moses Kuria alleged that, “when the new majority leader was appointed, because he was not elected, we passed by the majority leader’s office and received a USD 1000 gift.
Kuria found himself between a hard place and a rock when he was tasked to explain why he took the bribe yet he clearly knew that the law was against it. In his response, Kuria defended himself by saying that he was not sure whether the money belonged to the taxpayer and so he was willing to refund the money to the office of the majority leader.
Moses Kuria could also not back up his allegations claiming that parliament could not accept acts of bribery.
“These things do not happen on camera and I don’t expect them to admit but they do happen in the office of the majority leader.”
Meanwhile the Gatundu south member of parliament is expected to appear on Thursday before the national assembly to respond to malicious allegations he is alleged to have made concerning a the popular initiative that is set to amend the 2010 Kenyan constitution.