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Parliament

(from left to right) Alphaxard Kangi Lugola, Suleiman Ahmed Saddiq, and Victor Kilasile Mwambalaswa await their courtroom arraignment yesterday
Members of parliament in court over graft scandal
 Three prominent members of parliament yesterday appeared before a Dar es Salaam court charged with soliciting bribes from a local government official as allegations of dirty practices continued to threaten to erode the credibility of the country’s top legislative body.   Ruling CCM party MPs Victor Mwambalaswa, Kangi Lugola and Suleiman Saddiq - all members of the parliamentary local authorities accounts committee (LAAC) - are alleged to have conspired in a political kickback scheme that sought to extort a 30 million/- bribe from the Gairo district council's executive director, Mbwana Soud Magotta.
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