Moses Kuria Speaks on Receiving Bribes to Alter Sugar Report

  • Vocal Gatundu South Member of Parliament (MP) Moses Kuria has weighed in on the alleged compromise of the legislators to meddle the sugar scandal report.

    Terming the sugar issue as the epitome of "everything wrong with our leadership and the attendant lack of national ethos", Kuria revealed the numerous challenges that dented the sugar probe.

    "The joint committees had made up their minds on who they wanted to indict the minute they were constituted," the Gatundu South MP voiced.

    [caption caption="Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria "][/caption]

    "Any evidence to be gathered was simply to buttress their fixed minds," Kuria faulted the approach by the joint committee on Trade and Agriculture.

    The MP further explained that the fate of the report prepared under the leadership of Mandera South MP Adan Ali and his Kieni counterpart Kanini Kega was also well choreographed right from the beginning.

    "On the other hand, those who opposed the report-including the house leadership-did so either because they were bribed to do so or they were representing a certain vested interest out there.

    "To complete the theatre of the absurd, mainstream media allowed a gutter publication, The Weekly Citizen, to run amok with a fake list of those who were 'bribed', including Igembe North MP Maoka Maore," he quipped.

    According to Kuria, the Igembe North MP is recuperating in a hospital abroad hence his inclusion in the bribery list depletes the exposé any credibility.

    "Sad week to be an MP. Terrible week to be a Kenyan," the Gatundu South MP concluded.

    [caption caption="Parliamentary Joint Committee on Trade and Agriculture co-chairman Kanini Kega"][/caption]

    On Monday, Suba North Member of Parliament Millie Odhiambo chimed in on the bribery allegations in Parliament, disclosing that the report was deliberately shot down to suit certain interests.

    "Having been an MP before I can tell you even if I was not in the house the day of debating on the report, there was a lot of lobbying the previous day in the house to bring it down. I was personally called to bring down the report!" the vocal lawmaker revealed.