President John Magufuli has put a smile on the majority of members of the public as he walked the talk of sending three members of Parliament to court over corruption charges amounting to Sh30m.
Yesterday another MP, Richard Ndassa, was arraigned in court for an alleged attempt to solicit a staggering amount from a Tanesco top executive.
Certainly, more trials involving MPs are set to follow, subject to completion of investigations by the country’s anti-corruption watchdog, the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB).
In response to the charges, the Speaker relieved from their roles three parliamentary committee chairpersons and two vice-chairpersons on the day that reports emerged. Investigations had been launched into reports that members of the affected committees had solicited for bribes from state parastatals.