Committee member John Mbadi (Suba, ODM) told the Nation the fact that MPs lobby for their constituencies to get benefits from the national government is not unusual.

“If a member lobbies for funding, I really don’t know what is wrong with that. It happens everywhere. Not just in Kenya,” said Mr Mbadi, who said he had personally asked for money in the past to get roads in his constituency fixed. He argued that lobbying for constituencies is acceptable and can never be immoral unless the MP profits as an individual.

Dr Laboso said an informal meeting would be arranged after discussions with the Majority and Minority leaders and the Office of the Speaker.