Muturi defends MPs against corruption allegations

By Kevin Wachira/Rufo Roba
National Assemly Speaker Justin Muturi has defended Members of Parliament against corruption allegations contained in the recently released dossier on parliament by the Ethiccs and Anti-Corruption Commission.
Speaking in Kandara, Muranga County, Muturi criticized the commission for releasing what he terms as a misleading report.
Speaker Muturi has confirmed that no MP is accessing public funds from parliament irregularly.
The National Assembly Speaker was attending a fundraising function in Kandara constituency Muranga County.
Muturi used the occasion to respond to a report released recently by the Ethics and Anti-corruption commission that showed how lawmakers obtained loans from parliament without necessarily presenting security.
He hit out at the anti-graft agency for what he terms as a misleading report.
He also denied claims that some MPs were making millions of shillings through claiming mileage allowances for trips they never made.
Since the release of the corruption report on parliament by the EACC, questions have been raised about accountability of the Parliamentary Service Commission that is chaired by Speaker Muturi.
The report which Muturi terms as erroneous also showed some MPs are in the habit of signing attendance lists for their absent colleagues in order to receive sitting allowances.
It also revealed that names of some former MPs were still on the payroll.


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