Murang’a woman representative Sabina Chege has denied knowing the conman who has been defrauding MPs.
Chege on Friday said it is a shame that media outlets picked the wrong story and publicised it, soiling her name.
She said media outlets that ran the story should have sought more clarification from the Department of Criminal Investigations.
“If my name was mentioned, they should have sought to prove and contact the DCI for clarification,” the MP said.
She said the issue is a matter of security and that she requires more protection being that the conman is a renowned criminal.
“This man is a known criminal and that is what I have been saying… then the media picked the story and said I know him,” she added.
The legislator said she fears for her life as the said criminal has not been arrested even after his identity was made known to security agents.
Chege, who is the chair of the committee on health, said she is waiting for the DCI to follow up the matter and bring the criminal to book.
“Those who said that I know him, only God can judge you,” she said.
The DCI on Thursday told the parliamentary security committee that the conman, who solicits money from MPs, has a close relationship with Chege.
But Kinoti denied reports that he said Chege had a close relationship with the conman.
Today I am thoroughly embarrassed at the choice of fellows the people of Central Kenya "elect" to represent them in Parliament. Do you know the damage you have done to the image of Mothers; women & girls from Central Kenya Sabina Chege? Parliament is not a bedchamber! pic.twitter.com/WU5mK1Ioam
— Capt Collins Wanderi (@CaptWanderiCFE) March 23, 2018
Sabina Chege gave her Boyfriend Members of Parliament phone numbers so that they can steal together. Sabina Chege was only making noise because the guy run away with all money. Arrest Sabina Chege and probe her!
— Cyprian, Is Nyakundi (@C_NyaKundiH) March 23, 2018
— The Star, Kenya (@TheStarKenya) March 22, 2018
George Kinoti links conman in MPs racket to Sabina Chege. https://t.co/F7ZODHM2sN
— Daily Nation (@dailynation) March 23, 2018
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) March 22, 2018