NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 16 – National Assembly Committee on Administration and National Security Chairman Asman Kamama has defended his team over allegations of corruption following the rejection of Monica Juma as Secretary to the Cabinet.
Kamama said no member had been given an incentive to vote against Juma and asked those spreading such rumours to stop.
“I just want to take this opportunity to deny completely that some people tried to influence the committee in one way or another, but anybody who has any complaint against any member on any corrupt issues should forward to the EACC (Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission).”
“I want to say that the committee is clean, and all Members of Parliament are also spotless on this. Nobody took any cent from anybody,” he said.
While issuing a statement on the floor of the House, the Tiaty legislator condemned the Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution and Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria for misleading the public on the matter.
“My good friend, the Honourable Member for Gatundu South has become a notorious rumour monger who is peddling lies and innuendo trying to besmirch and malign names of honourable Members of Parliament without verifying facts, I even recommend that he be named at some stage,” Kamama said amid cheers from his Jubilee coalition colleagues.
He urged those with information on corruption against the committee to submit it to the relevant authorities.
The Kamama committee had come under fire from the public after they rejected Juma whom they agreed was the most qualified for the judge but lacked failed to cultivate a cordial relationship with MPs.