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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,13TH MAY,2021-Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro has been suspended from the August House for 4 consecutive sittings after admitting to making disparaging remarks about some legislators without a substantive motion.
During the Thursday afternoon sitting, Speaker Justin Muturi announced that any member of the House was at liberty to move a motion for Nyoro’s suspension.
“I urge you to read the Hansard, and do not name a member in the plenary without a substantive motion, or you will be in violation of House standing orders,” Speaker Muturi said.
Majority Whip Emmanuel Wangwe proposed the motion, which was seconded by Deputy Majority Whip Maoka Maore.
During the fractious session, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and his Kiharu counterpart were called to defend themselves against the allegations which apparently exposed the house to ridicule.
The two were cited for remarks they made: that legislators were paid Ksh. 100,000 to vote for the BBI when the report was tabled in the August House last week.
When he took the floor, Kiharu MP accused some legislators of cowardice and betrayal of the electorate without equivocation.
“I called them not only sellouts and cowards, but also intimidated, and now I call them sycophants who betrayed Kenyans,” Nyoro said.
The legislator also threatened to present evidence in front of the house to back up his claims of bribery, dishonesty, and state capture.
The meeting devolved into chaos, however, when the Gatundu South legislator rose to make his statement.
Kuria, who had earlier claimed he would return the bribe he had received from the office of the Leader of the Majority, was holding a large wad of cash in his arms.
Unfortunately, he was not given the opportunity to explain the mystery surrounding the cash, but he did receive a dressing down from House Speaker Justin Muturi.
“Moses Kuria what are you doing? You are now trivialising this matter, this is not a market in Gatundu,” Speaker Muturi said.
The Gatundu South MP, on the other hand, was cleared of the charges after claiming that he did not make them within the confines of parliament.
“Kuria is free to make whatever remarks he wants, and since I haven’t heard them here, there are no further proceedings against Mr Kuria,” Speaker Muturi said.
Concerning the money, the speaker stated that he was not in a position to advise Kuria on what to do with it.
“As far as I’m concerned, that’s his money, and he’s free to do whatever he wants with it, including donating it to a charity in Kamukunji,”