Musalia Mudavadi: I am worth Sh4 billion

From the onset, Mudavadi sought to clear his alleged involvement in scandals that have rocked the country.

"At the age of 33, I was appointed to the Ministry of Finance in 1993. That is when the Goldenberg saga had been in existence and was coming to its full-blown situation. This was a scheme where the intention of the government in terms of export compensation scheme went sour and it was misused and it caused the country a lot of damage and expenses," said Mudavadi.

The former vice president said he takes the credit for stopping the scandal.

"I took up the role of dismantling the network of the Goldenberg hydra. There were so many issues to this and subsequently there was a commission of judicial enquiry under President Mwai Kibaki," said Mudavadi.

When the floor was then opened for other members to ask questions, MPs made fun of Mudavadi's new office at the Kenya Railways Headquarters, off Haile Selassie Avenue.

"I am very happy about the Kenya Railways as the location of this office. The people who voted us in are there alighting every morning and evening. That is a constant reminder whenever I go to that office. I will know that those are hard workers in our country and therefore we must not let them down.

"I am personally very proud and delighted to be domiciled at the Railways headquarters," said Mudavadi.

Moses Mudavadi, Musalia Mudavadi's son watching from the public gallery as his father was being vetted for the position of Prime Cabinet Secretary. [Elvis Ogina, Standard]

The committee is composed of the Speaker of the National Assembly Moses Wetangula (chairperson), Nelson Koech (Belgut), Rahab Mukami (Nyeri), Dido Ali Raso (Saku), George Murugara (Tharaka), David Gikaria (Nakuru East), Ferdinand Wanyonyi (Kwanza), Mary Emaase (Teso South), Abdul Rahim Dawood (North Imenti), Junet Mohamed (Suna East), Caleb Amisi (Saboti), Stephen Mule (Matungulu), Abdi Shurie (Balambala), Naisula Lesuuda (Samburu West), David Pkosing (Pokot South) and Mishi Mboko (Likoni).

Musalia Mudavadi (L) with his son Moses Mudavadi when he appeared for vetting by National Assembly. [Elvis Ogina, Standard]