Fresh allegations have emerged of how Public Accounts Committee members received bribes amounting to millions at Serena Hotel presidential suit to doctor reports.
According to MPs in the know, the activities of the PAC came to the light after some of its members were shortchanged when it came to sharing of the loot.
A Member of parliament was quoted by the Star saying:
“The issues you are witnessing in PAC are the result of protracted wars amongst members smarting over sharing of bribes,”
“It is not strange in committees. However in PAC some members took more than they deserved and wanted us to endorse reports blindly,” the MP said.
The MP went on to reveal how the PAC members held a meeting at the Serena hotel with a top government official where Sh10 million exchanged hands to doctor a report on confidential government expenditure for 2012/13.
According to the unnamed MP, the two reports were doctored in April and December. The payments were allegedly given to one MP to be shared equally among other key members of PAC. The facilitator distributed on Sh1.5 million to the committee members and pocketed the rest.
This did not go down well with other PAC members who refused to sign the final report of the committee on government expenditure for the financial year 2012/2013 but it was eventually tabled in parliament on a majority vote.
The key PAC members were summoned by the top official with instructions to doctor their findings into the Auditor General report that adversely mentioned the secret transfers of billions at the OP.
The committee members agreed to dilute the investigations into the confidential security accounts in the OP.
The AG’s report had revealed that an unaccounted withdrawal of Sh8.3 billion had been made in 2013 during the transition period of Kibaki to Uhuru governments.
The PAC went on to reduce the amount from Sh8.3 billion to Sh2.8 billion.