The National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has suspended Kiharu Member of Parliament Ndindi Nyoro for four days for making disparaging remarks against his colleagues.
The Kiharu lawmaker has been suspended from the Parliament after Majority Leader John Mbadi moved a motion to suspend Nyoro for calling lawmakers sellouts, conmen, cowards, and traitors.
Nyoro made the remarks after he voted against the Building Bridges Initiative bill on Thursday, May 6, when the parliament reconvened for the second and third reading of the bill.
He claimed some MPs were bribed to vote in favour of the President Uhuru Kenyatta-backed Constitution of Kenya Amendment bill, 2020.
Speaker Justin Muturi then summoned Nyoro and his Gatundu South counterpart Moses Kuria to appear before the House to respond to the bribery claims and maybe tender apologies.
“Hon. Ndindi Nyoro, you’ll either respond or not. You are not coming here to lecture people on the attributes of democracy, rule of law, and others. Everybody here is expected to know that. If you did not make those allegations, you just say so,” Muturi interjected Nyoro.
However, Nyoro refused to apologise maintaining there were those who voted through the conscience and voted through their “stomachs” and the last lot that was intimidated.
To the annoyance of the House, the youthful lawmaker again said the pro-BBI legislators were not only cowards and sellouts but also traitors and betrayers.
“I referred to some people as cowards, traitors, and sellouts. But I also want to add they’re sycophants and betrayers of the Kenyan people,” he stated.
It was at this point that Mbadi moved the motion which saw Nyoro being suspended in the first instance. During the suspension period, the MP will not access his office.