Jubilee MPs walk out on Rotich over Anglo Leasing billions
NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 30 – Jubilee lawmakers on Wednesday walked out on National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich and his Principal Secretary, as an attempt to lobby them to back the 1.4 billion shilling Anglo Leasing payment backfired.
Rotich and his team were meeting the legislators at the Panafric Hotel where they had attempted to press them to approve the payment in Parliament, as the country’s assets could be auctioned of the payment was not made.
The MPs came out chanting slogans of “can’t pay, won’t pay” saying they would not be used as a rubber stamp by the Executive to promote corruption.
They said the tyranny of numbers would not apply in this case.
The Treasury and Attorney General appeared to convince two House committee to approve the payment on Tuesday, but the final decision was to be made by the whole House on Wednesday afternoon.