Gatundu South MP shocked his fellow parliamentarians on Thursday after walking in with Ksh 100,000 in cash.
Moses Kuria took to the floor of the house with the bundle of notes saying that it was the amount he had been given as a bribe and would like to return it.
Kuria’s actions were seen to be disrespectful to the speaker of the house.
“Honorable Moses Kuria is holding a bundle of notes, what is that supposed to mean? This is how you have reduced yourself to lower levels. Why would you be coming here carrying notes?” Speaker Muturi asked him.
The legislator said that the money was given to him in 2020 in order to vote for Amos Kimunya as the majority leader in parliament, replacing him with Aden Duale.
“It is not uncommon in Kenya for members of parliament to be paid or compensated to vote in a particular way, especially when the government has an interest in a matter,” confessed Moses Kuria.
“When the new Majority Leader was appointed because they were not elected. We went to the majority leader’s office and received a USD 1000 gift,” he added
When the BBI bill was passed in parliament last week, the Gatundu South legislator said that the MPs who voted yes had been given a Ksh 100,000 bribe each.
He also added that he had been approached with a higher figure of Ksh 500,000 to pass the amendment bill too.
“Members of this House are all honourable members. They have been elected by Kenyans and have a chance to say Yes or NO. It was very wrong that the member was saying the 235 members who voted Yes could only do that after being given Ksh 100,000,” Kuria posted on his Facebook page.