Expose ghost MPs still on public payroll, Muturi told
15 December 2015, 11:09
Nairobi - National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has been urged to disclose names of dishonest former MPs still in the government payroll despite losing seats in the March 2013 general election.
Former OL Kalou MP Erastus Mureithi said that any former member of parliament in that list should be arrested and prosecuted.
“It is a shame that somebody can chose to reap where he/she has not planted. These people are maligning our names as former MPs and they should be arrested, prosecuted and forced to refund the money,” Mureithi asserted.
Speaking at St John’s Catholic Church in Kasuku trading centre, Nyandarua County Monday during a funds drive, Mureithi said that such leaders should be blacklisted from vying in future elections because they have breached public trust.
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He noted that the leaders are a burden to the economy and called on the EACC to investigate them adding that all cases of corruption should be dealt with firmly.
“These people are a burden to our economy and we are calling on the EACC to also investigate them and deal with them accordingly because this is also a form of corruption,” he added.
Last week, EACC revealed that several former members of parliament were still receiving salaries despite losing their seats.
An audit report handed over to Speaker Justin Muturi by EACC disclosed that the Public Service Commission had not updated its payroll leading to payment of salaries to former MPs.
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