In Summary
  • Mr Odinga demanded answers from the Senate and National Assembly following a report that Parliament will spend tens of millions of shillings for lawmakers to attend the meeting.

The National Assembly on Thursday went for a one-month recess without providing a list of members and staff who travelled for a legislative conference in the US that has caused furore after Kenya sent the largest delegation of 85 people.

Deputy Speaker Moses Cheboi (Kuresoi North MP) failed to provide a list of the MPs and staff who had travelled to the US despite promising to do so.

On Wednesday, Mr Cheboi, acting on Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati’s request, promised to deliver the statement clarifying the matter after MPs complained that the number was exaggerated.

But on Thursday, Mr Cheboi went quiet and the statement he had promised was nowhere to be seen.

Majority Leader Aden Duale had demanded that the list of MPs who travelled be made public to demystify claims of the huge delegation.

FUNDS MISUSE

On Thursday, MP Adan Keynan, who had been listed as among those who had travelled, clarified that he had not gone for the conference and that he was in Nairobi.

ODM leader Raila Odinga on Wednesday demanded answers from the Senate and National Assembly following a report that Parliament will spend tens of millions of shillings for lawmakers to attend the meeting.

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