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Poison sugar report shot down amid bribery claims - 8 months ago, 10 Aug 00:06

Moses Nyamori

[Mose Sammy, Standard]

Allegations of bribery swirled in Parliament yesterday as MPs shot down the report on contaminated sugar in an acrimonious sitting that was characterised by shouting.

Initial attempts to strengthen the report through amendments – that would have seen Cabinet secretaries Henry Rotich (Treasury) and Adan Mohammed (East African Community) hounded out of office - were roundly defeated in record time.

This was before the majority of MPs launched a spirited onslaught against the entire document while accusing the joint committee of curiously omitting the names of sugar barons.

Some of the lawmakers, who were pushing for the implication of the State officers, stormed out of the session to address the media, angering Speaker Justin Muturi, who said: “The House could consider changing the Standing Orders to deal with indiscipline (of that nature).”

But it was the claims of bribery and intense lobbying that preceded the ...
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