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Debate in parliament ends abruptly as MPs start punching each other.

Debate in parliament ends abruptly as MPs start punching each other.

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Source: BBC Fighting broke out in Kenya’s parliament on Thursday evening following a ruling by the Speaker that broke a deadlock over which coalition has the majority MPs in the house. Opposition lawmakers were angered by the Speaker’s ruling that recognised the ruling Kenya Kwanza (Kenya first) coalition with 179 MPs as having the majority. The opposition has 157 MPs, the speaker said. The crux of the debate was the placement of 14 MPs whose parties were originally in the opposition Azimio la Umoja (Quest for unity) coalition but have since shifted allegiance across the aisle. Opposition MPs argued that the constitutional timeline allowing for decamping from coalitions had not yet been reached. One opposition MP tried to grab the mace – the symbol of parliamentary authority – to express d...
Former Zambia Health minister arrested over $18m.

Former Zambia Health minister arrested over $18m.

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Zambia's Anti-corruption Commission has arrested a former Health minister Chitalu Chilufya and four others for an alleged corrupt deal worth nearly $18 million. Chilufya allegedly defrauded the government in a deal to buy health kits worth nearly $18 million. He was arrested and charged Wednesday along with four others — the ministry's former permanent secretary and three directors of the Honey Bee Pharmacy company. They denied the charges and were released on bond until the case goes to court. Chilufya was arrested for alleged corruption in 2020. The charges of purchasing shares and property with proceeds of crime, which he denied, were later dropped. Separately, Zambia's Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) on Wednesday detained opposition politician Kelvin Fube Bwalya for failing to report...
Otimong arrested for alleged abuse of office.

Otimong arrested for alleged abuse of office.

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Fort Portal city clerk Moses Otimong was on Thursday arrested for alleged abuse of office. Otimong was arrested on the orders of the Deputy Inspector General of Government, Anne Twinomugisha Muhairwe. Muhairwe was in Fort Portal for a public hearing that was organized by the office of the IGG. According to Ali Munira, the spokesperson of the Inspectorate of Government, during the public hearing, they received several complaints about Otimong. Munira says that he was accused of corruption, mismanagement of public funds, and misuse of office. According to Munira, Otimong had been invited to be part of the hearing but did not attend claiming to have traveled to Kampala to meet the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Local Government. But it was later established that the Permanent Secretary wasn’...
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