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Mbadi, Kimunya urge DCI and EACC to hasten probe on Covid funds

By Emmanuel Too | August 25th 2020 at 11:57:06 GMT +0300

A group of parliamentary leaders from the Jubilee Party and the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) have called on investigating agencies to take charge of the alleged coronavirus scandal in the country.

Speaking during the third National Assembly leadership caucus, Majority leader Amos Kimunya (pictured above) and his minority counterpart John Mbadi said the matter should be left for the Ethics and the Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and the Directorate of Criminal Investigation to investigate.

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"Let the investigating agencies do their work. The ODM party has a lot of faith in the DCI and EACC, " said John Mbadi.

On his part, Kimunya echoed the sentiments of the minority leader by asking the Parliament to concentrate on the law-making process to address graft issues.

"Ours is to legislate and come up with the law that will seal all the loopholes and prevent corruption, " added Kimunya.

The majority leader also urged the investigating agencies to speed up their investigations regarding the alleged Covid-19 scam and bring to book all the perpetrators.

The National Assembly is holding the event at the Ole-Sereni Hotel in Nairobi.

The two-day event will also see the MPs discuss the current matters of national interest including the elusive County Revenue Allocation bill and the steps taken by the nation in the implementation of the 2010 Constitution inaugurated 10 years ago.

MPs follow speech of National Assembly Majority Leader Amos Kimunya during the Parliamentary caucus convened at Ole Sereni Hotel, Nairobi. [Emmanuel Too, Standard]

The Parliamentary caucus also convenes after the house changes that were effected by both the ruling party, Jubilee, and the Orange Democratic Party (ODM).

The Jubilee house cleaning exercise saw several casualties including the Garissa Township legislator Aden Duale, who was axed and his position taken by the Kipipiri Member of Parliament  Amos Kimunya.

Several other leaders in the house are also attending their first meeting after they were elevated to senior offices.

Similarly, many other leaders of powerful committees who were allied to the Deputy President William Ruto were shown the door.

The meeting is being chaired by the National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.

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