Gatundu South Member of parliament Moses Kuria has finally accepted having been bribed and was willing to return his part of the bribe.
Speaking to the BBC during an interview, Kuria stated that him in the company of other MPs received 100,000 each to remove the Garissa Town Member of Parliament Aden Duale from his then majority leader position.
Duale was ousted from his prime Majority leadership position and replaced by his Kipipiri counterpart Amos Kimunya in then party purge that targeted DP Ruto allied leaders.
“When the new Majority Leader was appointed because they were not elected. We went to the majority leader’s office and received a $1000 (Ksh100,000) gift,” he disclosed to the international media house.
The ardent DP Ruto ally continued that it was the norm in the corridors of the parliament building when called on duty to front the government agenda in the house.
Kuria also claimed that the lawmakers were on Tuesday May 6, 2021 last week also bribed to pass the 2010 constitutional amendment bill.
Agreeing with Kuria’s sentiments, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen stated that it was something obvious in the corridors of the parliament, and Kuria should not be tasked with substantiating it.
“Why is Kuria being asked to substantiate the obvious? The art of feigning ignorance is the most perfected form of hypocrisy in Kenya,” he challenged.
The lawmaker continued that he was not aware if the money came from the tax payers money, but was willing to return it.
“I’m not sure if the money belonged to Kenyan taxpayers, but I’ll be refunding the most recent that I can recall to the office of the leader of the majority,” he added.
He also noted that none of his Members of Parliament would admit it and speak about it openly for fear of repercussions.
“These things don’t happen on camera, and I don’t expect them to admit it, but they do happen in the majority leader’s office,” Kuria added.