1st August, 2018
"No more hugging and kissing among MPs," angry Speaker Muturi declares as House rejects sugar report.
MPs yesterday rubbished preliminary findings by a joint committee on the sugar saga, terming its report as “shallow and inconclusive”.
The joint committee on Agriculture and Trade was tasked by the House to investigate claims of importation of contraband sugar, tax evasion and to confirm if the sugar in the market contains mercury, copper and lead.
Both sides of the House were united in their outrage and frustration with the committee’s report.
House Speaker Justin Muturi was repeatedly required to calm down angry MPs who were protesting the committee’s slow progress and shoddy report. He, too, took a few jibes at MPs whom he rapped for ‘molly-coddling’ individuals summoned to appear before the committee. He said the objective of the investigations was lost when members started “hugging and kissing,” those whom they had called to grill.