I almost slapped a politician who was giving me 5 K – Millie Odhiambo

Millie Odhiambo speaks out

Suba North MP Millie Odhiambo on Monday morning divulged that bribing to shoot down motions is not something unique in the August House.

While condemning the act, Ms Odhiambo stated that though she was not in Parliament when the chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Kanini Kega presented the report, she was called to vote against it.

“There was a lot of lobbying in Parliament to bring down the report. I personally was called to bring down the report,” she said adding that she was not offered any money for this.

Rampant bribery

The lawmaker went on to recount her moments in the 9th Parliament, where she witnessed rampant bribing to either support or oppose motions.

The Suba North MP revealed that one time she was offered Sh5 000 over a motion.

“When I was in the 9th Parliament I was actually shocked when somebody walked to me and said we can actually give you 5 K. I almost slapped him,” she said.

Odhiambo added that in the 9th Parliament there was an infamous corridor where MPs could queue and handed money in secrecy before a motion was tabled in Parliament.

She highlighted that the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) election as one of the most corrupt processes in Parliament.

"Even when we are doing elections of EALA that happens and that was even worse. People were given money others were telling me they were given 50,000 to vote a certain way," she said.

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