‘I Have a Masters In Theology’ MP Accused of Taking Bribes to Let Linturi Free Disputes Allegations

‘I Have a Masters In Theology’ MP Accused of Taking Bribes to Let Linturi Free Disputes Allegations

The impeachment probe that was held last week to investigate agriculture cabinet secretary Mithika Linturi on accusations of having been involved in the fake fertiliser scandal has been rocked with allegations of bribery.

A section of the selection committee that voted to send CS Linturi home has been accusing the side that voted to save Linturi of having been bribed to influence the outcome.

Busia women representative Catherine Omanyo who voted against Linturi stated to the press that there were some people who approached her and wanted to bribe her but she refused.

Some of the MPs who are being accused of taking bribes have broken their silence and defended themselves against the accusations.

Ainabkhoi member of parliament Samuel Chepkonga who voted to retain CS Linturi said that the voting for the final report was done based on party lines as those from the Kenya Kwanza side voted to save Linturi and those from Azimio voted against him.

“Just look at the voting pattern, it was Kenya Kwanza versus Azimio. Do you need to bribe the Kenya Kwanza or do you need to bribe the ones from the opposition to do their opposition job?” Chepkonga said.

He added: “I am the chairman of the National Prayer Breakfast, my friend. I have a master’s in theology. There was nothing like that.”

On the other hand, Malava constituency MP Malulu Injendi disputed the bribery allegations and said thr stories of some of them receiving bribes were untrue.

Source: https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2024-05-15-push-to-investigate-mps-in-linturi-probe-over-bribery-claims/

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