Lusakaâ€™s tough test in probe on bribery claims
SEE ALSO :Senators take on MPs in supremacy battleMembers of the committee are Senators Kimani Wamatangi (Kiambu), Millicent Omanga (Nominated), Irungu Kangata (Murang’a), Rose Nyamunga (Nominated), Sylvia Kasanga (Nominated) and Falhada Iman (Nominated). “We still treat the matter as mere allegations. The committee will probe the same in a bid to establish the truth,” said Lusaka. Senate Minority Whip Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jr (Makueni) when contacted said the Standing Orders are very clear, the members will have to be excused from the deliberation once the Speaker moves the motion. Will have to step out “The members cannot take part in the committee sittings. The members of the committee have participated in what would appear to be bribery allegations. The speaker will be in a lot of trouble if they sit in the probe,” warned Kilonzo Jr. He added: “Two members are subject of discussion and will have to step out. The law of meetings and any law concerning running of meetings would require that they step out. They cannot participate in the deliberations. The Speaker must be told in the first instance of the meeting that they should step out.” During the meeting, the committee will agree on how to address the matter that has elicited mixed reactions over the authenticity of the audio recording of senators by Mburu that has been submitted to the DCI. Kinoti confirmed that Mburu has already recorded a statement and a file has been opened and therefore he will proceed to summon the affected senators to record statements.
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