ODM MP denies receiving bribe from Iringo
13 March 2015, 21:31
Nairobi - Nakuru Town West lawmaker Samuel Arama has dismissed the recording, which was played to the Powers and Privileges Committee, implicating him in the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee bribery saga.
The legislator said he never spoke or sat in a meeting with beleaguered PAC chairman, Budalangi Mp Ababu Namwamba and those mentioned.
“This is a River Road like artwork full of mischief. Namwamba should deal with his woes alone to prove his innocence and stop dragging names of people into the humiliation,”said Mr Arama.
The Orange Democratic legislator described the allegations that he received KES 200,000 bribe as ‘pieces of lies’ aimed undermining his integrity,arguing that Mr Namwamba was attempting to escape justice.
“It is interesting that he is claiming that an honourable member of parliament can sit down somewhere to receive KES 200,000 million. The sh 200,000 is worthy my one day shopping,”said Arama.
He urged the Orange Democratic Party to discipline Mr Namwamba for behaving badly,saying he had blackmailed the name of the party.
“Mr Namwamba’s acts are unethical and selfish and he should be liable of the KES 5 million bribe,”said Mr Arama adding that he was ready to face any investigation body to exonerate himself from the claims.
The first time Mp denied that he met with Defence Principal Secretary Mutea Iringo privately in an hotel ,saying those were political fabrications.
He also distanced himself from ever meeting his party leader Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga who has also been mentioned in the tape recordings.
“It is long since l met with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.Actually l have been working with the government,”said Arama
He added:’’The Prime Minister should come forward and say the truth concerning the matter.”
The MP termed Mr Namwamba as a super gossip who has perfected his art of stage-managing things since his university days.
“He stage-managed the recording to undermine my integrity,”noted Mr Arama.
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