No food talk in Parliament, Muturi tells MPs
11 February 2016, 19:24
Nairobi - Speaker Justin Muturi has ordered MPs to stop talking about food on the floor of the house.
Muturi, speaking Thursday in the house reacted to a complaint by Endebes MP Robert Pukose who complained that food in the house was being transported using motorbikes.
He said that he had seen a video online which showed meat that was to be used to cook food eaten by Parliamentarians being transported wrapped in paper bags.
Muturi though was having none of it.
" Honourable Pukose. Such an issue surely has its own place. Such matters cannot be spoken about on the floor of the house. They have to be done elsewhere and I ask honourable members to cease bringing food talk to the floor of the house," he said.
This is not the first time food talk is coming up on the floor of the house.
Last year, MPs complained that the food in their cafeteria was of a poor standard, a claim that was also dismissed by Muturi.
There was also controversy over an alleged trip to several countries by the house catering Committee to check on how to improve the state of the catering services in the house.
Majority Leader Aden Duale asked Muturi to intervene as
the food, tea and snacks being served at the Parliament Restaurant were not fresh, he said.
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