Azimio MPs threaten to sanction 7 commitee members who saved Linturi

The opposition members of parliament have threatened to sanction 7 out of  the 11 members select committee that saved Agriculture CS Mithika linturi from impeachment in the fake fertilizer scandal 

Led by nominated MP John Mbadi the Mps queried why the  seven passed the motion to have the select committee formed to investigate linturi but saved the CS from the case where he was facing a barrage of accusations, key among them authorizing the procurement and distribution of fake fertilizer to farmers under the government’s subsidy programme. 

“I have spoken to some of the members of the select committee and a disclosure has been made to me that questions and allegations of impropriety and misconduct by some members of the committee,” he told Parliament.

“It is necessary that such an issue is referred to the powers and privileges committee first because if there is any truth in it would result in the report being annulled. It would not be right to discuss that report.”

The report tabled by Marsabit woman rep Naomi Waqo found all the three allegations against the CS to be unsubstantiated.

In his motion, Wamboka had accused the CS of gross violation of the constitution, gross misconduct and committing serious crimes.

In response to the report, Minority Leader Opiyo Wandayi suggested that the National Assembly should cease recognizing Mithika Linturi as the Cabinet Secretary and has called on President William Ruto to dismiss the CS.

“There is a higher moral responsibility on the cabinet secretary and the appointing authority, following the overwhelming 149-against-36 vote in this House last Thursday. This matter should not even have gone to the select committee stage,” said Wandayi.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.