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‘We’ll strike down Bill that seeks to provide MPs with emergency choppers,’ Barasa says

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There has been no bill or motion in the National Assembly advocating for Members of Parliament to be facilitated with helicopters for emergency services.

According to Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa, the sentiments by a section of lawmakers calling for the House leadership to provide them with standby helicopters for their emergency services were personal.

Speaking during an interview with TV47 on Monday, November 23, the Deputy President William Ruto ally insisted that “even if such a motion comes to the floor of the House, it will not see the light of the day.”

MPs were the subject of ridicule last week after a section of them demanded to be facilitated with a chopper that will be evacuating them in case of an emergency.

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Led by Kwanza MP Ferdinand Wanyonyi, the MPs said that their Matungu counterpart Justus Murunga died because of delayed medical attention, something that could have been salvaged with an elaborate emergency service.

“We are requesting and I have managed to talk to the Clerk of the National Assembly about this that we should be given a hot line number to helicopter services just in case,” said Wanyonyi.

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