Alice Wahome Threatens to Walk Out of Citizen TV Live Interview [VIDEO]

  • Kandara MP Alice Wahome addressing the presence at a conference on Thursday, January 2, 2020.
    Kandara MP Alice Wahome makes an address on Thursday, January 2, 2020.
  • Kandara MP Alice Wahome threatened to walk out of an interview on Citizen TV following a heated discussion with his Eldas counterpart Adan Keynan on Tuesday, June 22.

    In the interview, Wahome claimed that Keynan was among MPs who received a mileage allowance of Ksh1 million per month.

    She added that the mileage allowance was the largest cartel in parliament.

    Eldas MP Adan Keynan
    Eldas MP Adan Keynan speaking on October 22, 2020.

    "If the distance from your home to parliament is less than 750Km, then you don't have mileage. Lawmakers who live beyond there like him (pointing towards Keynan), earn over Ksh 1 million a month for mileage," Wahome stated.

    In a rejoinder, Keynan stated that he did not take the remarks kindly, accusing Wahome of falsifying information on live TV.

    "Act with a bit of decorum and respect, that was not the topic of discussion," he stated before Wahome threatened to walk out and leave Keynan to debate alone.

    "These are the male chauvinists that we will not accept," she accused before the broadcaster switched off their microphones.

    Citizen TV anchor Sam Gituku was moderating a discussion between the lawmakers following an uproar from a section of MPs. They complained that they were yet to receive their sitting and mileage allowance.

    "We have been having a crunch, including that of travel allowance...Many times we have used our own money to travel and then wait for reimbursement...

    "Keynan sits in the parliament commission and he knows that they have refused to streamline the mileage. Mileage is one of the biggest cartel business in parliament," Wahome added.

    "I say so because they argue that they travel on the road but most of the times, they take flights. Mileage means you travel by car so they bring receipts that are not genuine," she accused.

    Keynan, however, rebuked Wahome claims, saying that the Salaries and Remuneration Commission was the body in charge of the benefits all state officers were awarded.