Turbo MP Elisha Busienei and Taveta women’s rep Joyce Lay were not part of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s delegation to Japan two weeks ago, State House has said.
Lay accused Busienei of treating her violently after she turned down his sexual advances while on the trip.
The two were in Japan for duties related to the Defence and Foreign Affairs Committee in which they serve as members, said spokesperson Manoah Esipisu.
“The President met them shortly before he left Tokyo to return to Nairobi — indeed, he met them for only about 10 minutes — but they were not part of his delegation,” Esipisu said in a statement on Wednesday.
Regarding rape allegations against Imenti Central MP Gideon Mwiti, Esipisu said Uhuru supported truth and justice through investigations.
“The law should take its course, and it will,” he said.
He added that the government is committed to protecting women from sexual assault.
“The new Security (Amendments) Act makes it an offence to insult the modesty of a person by stripping them, and introduces a penalty of ten years for those who do so,” he noted.
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