The Star (Kenya)

FROM PAR­LIA­MENT

- Politics · National Assembly of South Korea · Great Rift Valley

THE RE­CENT AR­RAIGN­MENT of Lari MP Jonah Mburu and his Malindi coun­ter­part Aisha Jumwa on al­le­ga­tions of graft in­volv­ing NGCDF cash has sent shock­waves in the Na­tional As­sem­bly. The volt­age has hit a high in the wake of in­di­ca­tions by in­ves­tiga­tive agen­cies that they could have a date with more mem­bers. A law­maker was over­heard whis­per­ing to his col­league that they need to put their house in or­der lest they miss out in the next gen­eral elec­tion. Sleuths are said to have be­gun knock­ing doors of some of the CDF pa­trons over the use of the kitty.

WHO IS MINT­ING mil­lions from a tent that is nor­mally put up in an­tic­i­pa­tion of full Se­nate sit­tings and paid for de­spite the same not be­ing used in the event a meet­ing does not take off? Well, Cor­ri­dors is ap­prised that when­ever the tent — owned by a se­nior Par­lia­ment of­fi­cial — is erected, the man nets Sh1 mil­lion. The tent, which comes with full au­dio in­stal­la­tion, was set on Mon­day but wasn’t used. It was dis­man­tled and erected on Tues­day but again not used, be­ing al­most the tenth time at the height of the rev­enue shar­ing stale­mate.

A FIRST-TERM MP from the Rift Val­ley is elic­it­ing talk fol­low­ing the con­found­ing sig­nals of which side of the po­lit­i­cal di­vide the fel­low is sup­port­ing. The MP re­cently shocked com­pa­tri­ots in the face of an at­tack on the gov­ern­ment, yet had been judged to be pro-hand­shake. Be­fore the dust of the fears of the shift­ing loy­al­ties set­tled, the MP fired an­other salvo at Kapseret MP Os­car Sudi and Emu­rua Dikirr’s Jo­hana Ngeno for lash­ing at found­ing First Lady Mama Ngina Keny­atta. The MP’S col­leagues were over­head say­ing the fel­low could be join­ing the list of politi­cians fac­ing dilemma of whether to stay in the BBI train or jump to Ruto’s 2022 band­wagon.

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