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Kenya parliamentarian, Kuria admits $1,000 bribe

Kenya members of Parliament (MP), Moses Kuria says he received $1,000 (£700) bribe in parliament to support the appointment of the majority leader.

Mr Kuria made the remarks as he and two other colleagues are to be censured for alleging pay-outs to back a recent constitutional amendment bill.

According to Moses Kuria, It is not unusual for members to get this kind of an inducement.

Mr Kuria promised to return the payment.

Majority leader, Amos Kimunya has denied that bribes are paid in parliament.

Kenyan MPs are some of the best paid lawmakers in the world and officials estimate the East African nation loses billions of dollars every year to corruption.

Mr Kuria has been summoned to appear before the house speaker for alleging some politicians received about $1,000 to vote for the constitutional amendment bill known as the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).

bbc

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