By John Gerezani
The last time l checked, attempting to de fraud was an offence punishable by a long stretch in neti upon conviction thus I am suprised that no action has been taken against the normally voluble Bullfighter after it emerged that he had tried to snooker the NHIF.
Like an adulterer caught in the act, the Bullfighter could not even state on which street his clinic is situated only offering to say the “clinic” operates at his convenience.
Martha Karua says this Parliament is most wanting in integrity and moral uprightness where merchants of corruption, guns for hire and brazen defenders of impunity lord.
She has raised queries about the integrity of some of the investigations by House committees claiming they were riddled with corruption, political interests and that some of the reports were manipulated. That should make netizens look like saints after all neti is packed with pickpockets, petty thieves and ganja peddlers.
It’s time to tell the Speaker Hon Marende to clean house, beginning with the PSC, which he chairs. It’s disturbing that a Motion that was to be tabled detailing the shenanigans within that body has never been listed for debate while it is public knowledge the issues which the Motion seeks to address.
It is the same PSC that wanted to import seats at Sh400,000 each?
Even the Marendes being “made” by neti are believed to be highly overpriced. My mole tells me that other than the imported leather, the rest could have been made by our jua kali artisans at less than half their going price. Hey, it would be a great shame for our MPs to sit on seats made by conscripted labour before they debate and pass a Motion on netizens’ earning scheme. I digress.
What Hon Karua, Mbadi, Millie and others have simply said is that there are criminals in Parliament. Period.
CJ Willy Mutunga could have jumped the gun by declaring that any kizee or dudette who falls short of the threshold in Chapter 6 of the Constitution will not see any leadership position at the next polls, but being a smart legal mind, l believe the brother was only liberally interpreting the self-executing Article 73 section 1(a) (ii, iii and iv) as read with section 2 (c, d and e).
The authority that these leaders wield is public trust and that we are the bosses, they are the servants.
That being the case, Kenyans could safely argue that the recent self-award of hefty gratuities at the completion of their terms is illegal.