Kenyans angered by viral list of shame of MPs bribed over imported sugar report

Nduta Waweru Aug 15, 2018 at 02:14am

August 15, 2018 at 02:14 am | News

Nduta Waweru

Nduta Waweru | Contributor

August 15, 2018 at 02:14 am | News

Kenyan sugar

When reports that the sugar in Kenya was riddled with toxins, making it unfit for human consumption, a parliamentary committee was tasked to investigate why such products are in the market.

Once the report was finished and presented in parliament, it was shut down by members of the house, not once but twice. Reasons fronted for this included that the committee did not “conclusively interrogate critical issues raised”.

Many let it go, until a few weeks later, a list of MPs who had received bribes to shut down the report started doing rounds on social media.

Published in a local daily, the list featured 150 MPs who had received between $100 and $300.

Further details indicate that the  MPs were given the money in the toilets of the parliament and that they were approached by the majority and minority leaders in parliament to make sure that they shut down the report.

According to reports, the speaker of parliament has invited the country’s anti-corruption agency to investigate into these allegations.

Kenyans are furious over these revelations, especially since the imported sugar cost the taxpayer Sh10 billion in lost taxes and exposed them to health hazards.

Here are how they reacted:

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