MPs grant themselves immunity from prosecution
20 August 2015, 16:59
Nairobi - MPs are set to pass a bill to guarantee themselves immunity from prosecution in court whilst they are in office.
The MPs in unison debated the Bill which will see them insulated from court prosecution in the event they are found to say anything that is deemed out of order.
The Bill was put in motion by Homa Bay MP Peter Kaluma who insisted that if other senior public officials are protected, so should they.
" This Bill is appropriate because we are doing a job for the public and sometimes we get carried away and we face the possibility of being taken action on, which would be unfair," he added.
" Even judges are protected, so why not MPs?," he posed.
Kaluma insisted that the fact that MPs are not protected is hurting their performance.
" All we seek to do is to give this House immunity in the discharge of its functions, to make sure that the people in this House can go about their business without fear of criminal or civil consequence. It is not a bad thing," Kaluma added.
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