Kiambu Woman Representative Gathoni Wamuchomba has claimed that some fellow legislators insulted her in parliament for refusing to take bribes that were allegedly being dished out in the National Assembly in order to make members shoot down the report on the presence of contraband sugar in the country.
The report, which did not see the light of day, was tabled by a joint committee led by Kieni MP Kanini Kega.
Speaking in Kiandutu slums in Thika Tuesday where she donated foodstuff to a street children rehabilitation centre, Ms Wamuchomba said the money dished out “was cursed” and that she could not participate in jeopardising the lives of many Kenyans who keep calling her asking for assistance in getting cancer treatment locally and abroad.
The vocal MP claimed that some MPs rushed to corridors and toilets in Parliament to receive the bribes, adding that together those who refused to take the bribes, they were dismissed as proud and cowardly.
“Those are funds that can lead to inevitable curses; I cannot partake to such. I am telling the Speaker that I want to be at the centre of the investigations because I was in the National Assembly when the funds were being dished out. I saw where they (MPs) were rushing to to receive them (bribes) and even some kept insulting those of us who refused to join them,” said the Kiambu MP.