The Gatundu South MP has revealed that State House operatives used to summon lawmakers yearly so as they can be bribed and in return turn a blind eye to issues affecting Kenyans.
In an interview with Citizen TV on Tuesday, September 7, the controversial lawmaker said that the meetings could be hold coincidentally with Parliamentary Debates on the country’s annual budget.
He revealed that they would receive goodies and ordered to pass the budget without opposition.
Since 2014 until last year when I was unceremoniously kicked out, I was a member of the budget committee, so I was privy to a lot of things that were happening in this country since 2014. I know that Kenyans would have expected me to play an oversight role that would have prevented those things from happening.
“What used to happen is that every year before we pass the budget, we would be called to state house, both members of Jubilee and NASA (National Super Alliance) led by ODM chair, John Mbadi, and we would be given goodies for our constituencies and we would be told ‘shut up and go and pass everything the way it is,” stated Kuria.
”We have lied to Kenyans and second thing is we have failed in our oversight responsibility. Since 2014, we have sold to Kenyans this romantic story that all is well because we believed in respecting the Executive and also since most of us are members of the ruling party.”
“The reason we are in this hole is because as Parliament, we could have said No but we said Yes. So on behalf of Parliament, I want to offer my unqualified apology to the people of this nation since as the people they trusted on the ballot we have failed them by selling them lies that everything is well,” claimed Kuria at the time.