Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has claimed that legislators in the National Assembly were given Ksh 100,000 each to vote in support of the BBI bill.
Kivumbi.co.ke earlier reported that at least 320 legislators participated in the voting process at the second stage where 235 voted for the bill, 83 against the bill while two abstained from the voting exercise.
The vocal legislator, a strong ally to the Kenya’s Deputy William Ruto took to social media shortly after the voting process claiming that MPs who endorsed the document were paid by a senior parliamentary leader.
“MPs voting YES currently receiving their 100K from the office of a senior parliamentary leader,” Kuria said in a Facebook post seen by Kivumbi.co.ke.
The vocal Tanga Tanga lawmaker however did not reveal the identity of the senior Parliamentary leader he claims facilitated the payment.
Since the launch of the popular document seeking to amend the Kenyan Constitution 2010 in Bomas Nairobi, the document has been subjected of heated political debates.
It emerged that more than 30 County Assemblies out of the 43 that passed the document received and debated on a wrong document.
As if this was the end, the Justice Legal and Affairs Committee later revealed that the document that was delivered to speaker of the national assembly was different from the one received by his Senate counterpart.
The errors in the document were causing divisions among cohorts of the pro-BBI team prompting the Raila and Uhuru to jointly request their members to pass the document the way it was.
The document which is an initiative of President Uhuru Kenyatta and former prime minister Raila Odinga who ceased hostilities through the famous handshake in March 2018 proposes expansion of executive as well as an additional 70 new Constituencies.