PARTY ASKS PARLIAMENT TO EXPEL LEGISLATORS GOING AGAINST THEIR CONSTITUTION.

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Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi.

BY THOMAS KARIUKI.

A party that gave tickets to members of parliament now wants speakers to force its legislators to remit money due to it.

Muungano Party of Kenya has asked the Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi and his colleague speaker from Wajir County Assembly to appeal to the members to honour the dues owed to the party.

The MP and three MCAs have failed to remit contribution to the Party since they were elected in 2013.

The party through its secretary general Mr Lawrence Nzunga, says that Yatta MP Francis Mwangangi Kilonzo, three members of Wajir County Assembly Yassin Abdi Dagane, Abdishakor Mohamed and Rukia Abdille Abdullah owe the Party a total of Sh1, 795,000.

He says that the MP has not remitted Sh 20,000 monthly contribution since his election to parliament totaling to about Sh740, 000.

Whereas the three Wajir MCAs were supposed to contribute Sh5,000 per month. They too have not done so for the last 37 months since their election on Muungano Party ticket; they owe the party a total of Sh 1, 055,000.

Mr Nzunga also says that both the MP and the MCAs are in violation of the Party constitution and pre- election agreements by refusing to remit the money to assist in Party activities.

The Secretary General has also taken the dispute to the Political Parties Dispute Tribunal and the case will be heard on May 10.

He also says that the Party has explored all dispute mechanisms but no resolution has been arrived at.

“They have continued to enjoy contribution made by other members,” he says.

The party is seeking a declaration that all respondents are in breach of the constitution and they should thus be expelled forthwith.

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