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Mille Odhiambo: I was once offered a Sh5k bribe in Parliament

Suba North MP Millie Odhiambo has lifted the lid on how she was once bribed Sh5, 000 to influence a motion in Parliament.

She spoke on Monday while contributing as a panelist at a political talk show on Citizen TV.

“I am surprised Mheshimiwa Elachi is talking about Sh10,000 bribes (in Parliament). Once a young man walked up to me and gave me Sh5,000 to influence some motion. I almost slapped that man,” claimed Ms Odhiambo without getting into details.

Her comments come amid reports that a section of MPs were recently bribed to vote down the controversial sugar report, which implicated Treasury Secretary Henry Rotich and his colleague Aden Mohammed.

“I was not in Parliament on the day the sugar report was debated but then I received some phone calls from people requesting me to shoot it down,” said Ms Odhiambo.

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has since invited the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to investigate the bribery claims