Namwamba Team Loses Parliamentary Job
PAC was set home on Tuesday evening after the National Assembly adopted a report by the Powers and Privileges Committee that recommended the ejection of the watchdog committee.
PAC – which is led by the Budalangi Member of Parliament and the Orange Democratic Movement Secretary General Ababu Namwamba – is accused of receiving money from powerful persons in the government to doctors its reports.
The Namwamba led team becomes the first public watchdog committee to be sent home in the history of Kenya’s parliament.
The National Assembly further put in place punitive measures against the members of the committee including a public apology. The PAC members will not be allowed in parliament until they apologise.
Namwamba and his team were further banned from being appointed during the formation of the new PAC.
Namwamba was sent home alongside the committee’s vice-chairperson Cecily Mbarire, who is also the Runyenjes MP, Omondi Anyanga of Nyatike, Ahmed Abass of Ijara and James Bett of Kesses.
Deputy Speaker Joyce Laboso said the five will be expected to apologise to the rest of the House on Wednesday morning.
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