National Assembly minority leader John Mbadi has now claimed the censure threats against government officials to an extortion scheme by some MPs.
The Suba South MP claimed a section of MPs quickly draft censure motions against government officials so that they are approached to drop the bid at a fee.
The plot targets Cabinet secretaries, principal secretaries, heads of parastatals and other top government officials whose dockets are dogged by claims of corruption.
Mbadi said the censure motion against Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich could be part of the extortion plans and the revelations come days Parliament was dogged with massive bribery claims.
“I want to tell Rotich, let them not be extorted. These guys are extortionists,” he told the Star.
“If they [Cabinet secretaries] know they have been working properly, let them not be extorted by these MPs pretending to be moving impeachment motions and sending people to pick money from them.”
The ODM chairman, claimed that as some MPs draft questionable censure motions, others go behind claiming to be helping the government officials and eventually extorting them.
Barasa dismissed Mbadi’s claims as baseless and maintained he will soldier on with his push to have Rotich leave office.
The impeachment of Rotich is being pushed by Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa.
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