Mumias East MP Peter Salasya has been summoned by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) following last week assault on Malaha-Isongo-Makunga MCA Peter Walunya Indimuli.
Issuing the summon was EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak who called on the MP to appear before the commission on Tuesday next week to record a statement following the incident.
“The commission is in receipt of an allegation that you assaulted Hon. Peter Walunya Indimuli, the Member of County Assembly Malaha-Isongo-Makunga Ward during a funeral service in Mumias East, Kakamega on Friday 12th January 2024,” said CEO Twalib Mbarak.
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“To this end, you are required to appear at the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission’s offices at Integrity Centre, Nairobi, on Tuesday 23rd January 2024 at 09:00 am for an interview and statement recording.” read the summon
EACC noted that the MP is a public officer who ought to demonstrate respect for the people and bring honor to the nation.
“Under Article 73(1) of the Constitution, authority assigned to a State officer is a public trust to be exercised in a manner that demonstrates respect for the people, brings honour to the nation, and promotes public confidence in the integrity of the office.” said EACC
The commission has already launched investigation into the incident and has promised to charge the lawmaker if he is found culpable of the wrongdoing.
“serious breach of the integrity and ethical requirements” saying the lawmaker will be charged in accordance with the law if found culpable.” said the commission.
In the short video shared online, the MP slapped the MCA during the funeral service after he ordered the MCA to sit down. The incident caused chaos as two of the legislators bodyguards fired in the air.
Salasya was arrested and arraigned before the court before he was released on Ksh 500,000 bond.