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Kalonzo blames MPs for shooting down report on contraband sugar

By Stephen Nzioka | Published Sat, August 11th 2018 at 20:35, Updated August 11th 2018 at 20:40 GMT +3
NASA co-principal Kalonzo Musyokaduring the burial ceremony of former PS Sammy Mbova 

Wiper leader and NASA co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka on Saturday blamed members of National Assembly over what he termed as a becoming perpetrators of corruption by accepting to be bribed to throw away report on impounded sugar.

The former vice president said it was a shame for MPs to line up to get bribes to throw away reports when Kenyan sugar factories are dying slowly.

"It’s a shame to see MPs lining up to get a bribe of Sh20,000-30,000 so as to throw out a report hence killing of our factories," said Musyoka.

The Wiper leader maintained that he will continue supporting President Uhuru Kenyatta in the fight against graft.

The shooting down of the committee's report on contraband is seen as a setback in the move to fighting smuggling of sugar into the country.

The preparation of the report saw taxpayers’ Sh10 million go to waste, money that was used in paying 38-member committee in settling their allowances as they moved from across the country carrying out their investigations.

Kalonzo was speaking at Makindu, Kibwezi West constituency, Makueni County during the burial ceremony of former PS Sammy Mbova who served in 2012 as Wiper Party Elections Director.

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In a speech read by Makueni County Commissioner Maalim Mohammed, President Uhuru also eulogised the former PS as a dedicated civil servant worth emulating by Kenya's youth.

Makueni Governor, Kivutha Kibwana who also attended the ceremony eulogised the late former PS as a person who worked tirelessly for this country saying in memory of him he will ensure that the party upholds democracy in coming nominations.

The burial ceremony was also attended by other leaders: Machakos County Governor Alfred Mutua, and former Kitui Senator, David Musila.

The former Wiper Party chairperson, David Musila recalled how the late PS delivered successful party nominations in 2022 eulogising him as an icon in democracy.

Alfred Mutua called on Ukambani leaders to hold hands together for development.

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