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Senior government officials bribed MPs to reject Juma

15 June 2015, 12:09 Jackson Okata

Nakuru - A Member of Parliament has claimed that senior government officials paid MPs to reject Dr Monica Juma’s nomination as secretary to the Cabinet.

Kuresoi south MP, Zakayo Cheruiyot said that top government officers dished out money to MPs from both sides to influence their decision.

Speaking at his constituency Sunday, Cheruiyot said that MPs were acting under the control of the senior officials he declined to name.

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“Before even the vetting of Dr Juma started, the members serving in the Legal and Justice committee had made up their mind to reject her nomination. They were acting under the control of some senior government officers who never wanted Juma because they are afraid of her style of leadership,” said Cheruiyot.

He added, “Members of Parliament were paid to reject Juma’s nomination in numbers and they did it.”

Cheruiyot said President Kenyatta should investigate senior officials both at State House and the Interior ministry whom he said were behind the plot to reject Juma.

“The President should deal with the officers who plotted Dr Juma’s rejection so that they could safeguard their selfish interests,” he said.

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