MPs vote not to prosecute Ruto staff over 'Hustler Jet' saga
04 August 2015, 18:25
Nairobi - MPs have decided against prosecuting members of Deputy President William Ruto's staff over the hiring of a private jet for KES 100 million.
The four members of staff including Ruto's Personal Assistant Mary Keitany were spared by MPs after they voted to go against a Public Accounts Committee PAC report which called on the four to be punished.
The vote came after Public Accounts Committee chairman and Nicholas Gumbo tabled the report on the controversial hiring of the private jet for Ruto in 2013.
PAC had recommended that Keittany and four senior staff be held responsible for the hiring of the jet, with the report recommending that the case be taken forward and the officials interdicted.
However, MPs voted against the proposal.
" This is just a continuity of the use by the Jubilee coalition to protect its members in the wrong from the full force of the law, a disappointed Gumbo said after the vote.
Keittany, who was mentioned in the EACC graft list tabled in Parliament by President Uhuru Kenyatta, has also been accused of irregularly spending another KES 100 million to renovate Ruto's office.
She has already been spoken to by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commision EACC over the matter.
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