survey
Uhuru and other leaders pay glowing tribute to Obwocha Next Story
Man accused of killing nephew for insurance cash detained Previous Story
You are here  » Home   » Nairobi

Musalia, Wetangula and Eugene call for commission of inquiry to probe sugar scandal

By Protus Onyango | Published Thu, August 16th 2018 at 00:00, Updated August 15th 2018 at 21:45 GMT +3

ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi addressing a press conference on sugar scandal at a Nairobi Hotel, with him senetor Moses Wetangula left and CS devolution Eugene Wamalwa. [Photo:Govedi Asutsa/Standard]

Western leaders Musalia Mudavadi, Moses Wetang'ula and Eugene Wamalwa have asked the President to form a commission of inquiry to investigate the sugar scandal.

ALSO READ: Why you could pay more for transport

Mudavadi (Amani National Congress), Wetang'ula (Ford Kenya) and Devolution Cabinet Secretary Wamalwa said they had lost faith in Parliament, and wanted an independent body to save the ailing sugar sector.

Speaking in Nairobi yesterday after a breakfast meeting, the three leaders accused MPs of failing Kenyans, and opposed calls to revive debate on the sugar report that has been shot down twice in Parliament.

They appealed to President Uhuru Kenyatta to urgently form a commission of inquiry as a way of continuing his purge on graft.

The three leaders said the sugar sector was crucial to the livelihoods of millions of people in the sugar growing belt, and should not be left to collapse.

MPs have twice shot down the report on contraband sugar, which was prepared by the joint National Assembly and Senate Agriculture Committee.

Avoid becoming a victim of Fake News. Subscribe to the Standard Group SMS service by texting 'NEWS' to 22840.

Lugari MP Ayub Savula and his Ikolomani counterpart Bernard Shinali also want the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and the National Assembly Powers and Privileges Committee, under Speaker Justin Muturi, to probe lawmakers said to have received bribes in order to shoot down the controversial sugar report.

Bribery claims

“We want proper investigations to be conducted and action taken against our colleagues implicated in the scam that has given the 12th Parliament a bad name,” Mr Savula told The Standard on phone yesterday.

ALSO READ: NLC loses bid to halt land row petition

Mr Shinali said EACC should take up the matter without further delay, and lay bare the truth about the sugar saga and bribery claims.

He said thorough investigations would erase the doubts Kenyans have on sugar.


Would you like to get published on Standard Media websites? You can now email us breaking news, story ideas, human interest articles or interesting videos on: [email protected]

RECOMMENDED