Soy Member of Parliament Caleb Kostanay now claims that he was offered half a million Kenya shillings m to endorse the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) bill.
Speaking on Monday, May 10, the vocal legislator allied to Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto said he was approached with Ksh 500,000 premium offer, but turned down because his conscience could not allow him.
Kositany who was responding to a question by Citizen TV’s Sam Gituku regarding claims made by Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria who recently claimed that the 235 lawmakers who voted in support of the BBI were bribed Ksh 100,000 each.
“I am not sure, I also heard that there was money, but one thing I can confirm is that I was given an offer that I I am premium I would not be given Sh100,000, my price was Sh500,000 of which I declined because that amount with my conscience would not allow…. I don’t know whether others were offered,” said Kositany.
His allegations come a few days after the Tanga Tanga side suffered a blow, after a section of legislators allied to them opted to vote for the BBI which was passed by more than two thirds majority in the National Assembly, in all readings.
Moses Kuria, another Tanga Tanga cohorts had earlier claimed that legislators in the National Assembly were offered Ksh 100,000 each to vote in support of the faulty BBI bill.
During the voting in parliament on Thursday, May 6, at least 320 law makers participated in the process at the second stage where 235 MPs voted for the bill, 83 against the bill whereas two abstained from the voting exercise.
Kuria took to social media shortly after the voting process alleging that those legislators who endorsed the bill were paid by a senior parliamentary leader.
“MPs voting YES currently receiving their Ksh 100,000 from the office of a senior parliamentary leader,” Kuria said in a Facebook post seen by Kivumbi.co.ke.