Kenyan MPs Stuck in Rwanda After Govt Delays Funds – Salasya Claims

Mumias East Member of Parliament (MP) Peter Salasya claimed that Kenyan lawmakers were stranded in Rwanda after failing to settle hotel bills during the East African Inter-parliamentary Games.

Salasya, in a video posted on his pages on Monday, claimed that the government had delayed sending upkeep money. 

He further complained that MPs deserve better treatment after flying the Kenyan flag so high. 

“If Members of Parliament are getting subjected to shame, what about common mwananchi?” Salasya posed.

Kenyan MPs during a volleyball match at the Inter-Parliamentary games in Kigali, Rwanda.

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He also advised President Ruto to fire Cabinet Secretaries, who he claimed were incompetent as they caused the MPs to face arrest over the pending hotel bills.

“I almost got arrested. They could have told us earlier they won’t send us money to sustain us here,” he added. 

“The problem with the President is he never tells the truth. For how long will we live by lies?” Salasya wondered about his accusations, which were yet to be proven. 

Other MPs contacted by to clarify Salaysa’s claims either declined to speak or had not responded by the time of publishing this article. 

MPs have been in Rwanda for the past week, participating in the inter-parliamentary games scheduled to end on December 18. 

In volleyball, the women’s team led by Maragua MP Mary Wamaua beat Rwanda 25-9.  

Led by Taita Taveta MP Lydia Haika, Kenya’s basketball team beat Rwanda 38-17 at the Lycee de Kigali Gymnasium in the women’s edition.

Kenya’s men’s football team also trounced also beat their East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) counterparts 5-0.

In athletics, Kirinyaga Woman Representative won silver in the women’s 200m race, a victory she said was inspired by veterans Faith Kipyegon and Eliud Kipchoge. 

Kenyans Women’s Team during the EAC Inter-Parliamentary Games volleyball match against Rwanda on December 13, 2023.

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