Nov 28, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Senators, MPs fight over who should probe alleged graft at FKF

The two houses are once again embroiled in a war of domination and both are investigating the alleged embezzlement of millions of shillings that FKF gave for sport.

The Senate Labor and Social Committee chaired by Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja has already summoned Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed.

But the National Assembly Sports, Culture and Tourism Committee says the matter falls under their mandate and has called on Ms. Mohamed to ignore the Senate subpoena.

Legislators want CS to shed light on the misappropriation of funds and abuse of office allegations against FKF President Nick Mwendwa and CEO Barry Otieno

Ms. Mohamed broke up naturism and formed a mentoring committee to oversee football affairs, saying Mr. Mwendwa failed to pay millions of shillings.

The presidency de of the Sports, Culture and Tourism Committee, Patrick Makau (Mavoko), has sought advice from Spokesman Justin Muturi on how to proceed.

The Constitution limits the Senate’s powers to protection and defense the interests of the districts, including helping to pass laws related to decentralized units.

Yatta MP Charles Kilonzo urged Ms. Mohamed to violate Senate subpoenas, describing senators as ‘Idlers’.

“The problem with the Senate is that it has a lot of idlers. It has very learned people but they don’t know what to do. I want to tell the CS not to obey the subpoena, “said Kilonzo.

Nominee MP Godfrey Osotsi said the Senate had no jurisdiction over the matter and accused senators of trying that To clean up corruption at FKF.

“This federation (FKF) is lazy…. We’d like to advise the CS not to appear before the Senate, “said Osotsi.

The Sports Committee, said David Pkosing, the MP from Pokot South, is the one applying money to the Department of Sports.

“Even if the Senate investigates the matter, where will it take the report? Our committee should go ahead and do its job, ”he said.

But Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata pointed out that Article 125 of the Constitution gives parliament, which includes the Senate, the power for evidence from anyone.

“It would be a constitutional violation for CS Amina to refuse to obey a Senate summons, however mischievous the summons. It is better for her to argue her case and challenge the results in court if she is offended, “Mr. Kang’ata told the nation.

The feud, said Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo, reflects a misunderstanding of the role of parliament. He said that the comments made by members of the National Assembly were based on a poor understanding of the Constitution.

“Sport is played in the counties. The use of the sports fund is not a purely national task. We are not a silo, “Kilonzo told the nation.

According to the National Assembly’s rules of procedure, the Sports Committee is responsible for dealing with issues relating to sport, culture, national heritage, betting and lotteries, and tourism of tourism management.

The committee is also tasked with examining all matters relating to the management, activities, administration, operation and estimates of the assigned ministries.

The committee oversees the Department of Sport, Culture and Heritage and the State Department of Tourism.

The two houses of parliament have fought unnecessary wars for supremacy over the past four years.

While Senators are undermining MPs and you are blackmailing them into legislation and oversight, accusing them of dual roles and even threatening to abolish the Senate.