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Kenyan-born Senator ‘Exports Corruption’ to Australia- Action taken

Kenyan-born Australian Senator Lucy Gichuhi, who became the first black African member of the Australian federal parliament, has found herself in trouble for embezzling tax payer’s money.

According to the Herald Sun on Saturday, the Liberal senator will pay back around $2000 dollars for billing taxpayers to fly two of her family members to Adelaide for her 50th birthday party.

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She will also be grilled by Australian parliament on why she opted for the public to pay for her relatives’ flight.

In her maiden speech in parliament last year, Mrs Gichuhi revealed she was scared after finding welfare money in her account just after moving to Australia from Kenya.

“I remember the first time we found welfare money in our bank account shortly after our arrival in Australia. We were terrified because we were not used to receiving money for nothing from strangers.”She said.

“All I knew was that the only time you get money is when you work for it. I said to my husband, ‘We will have to return it.”She added.

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She continued to say that she had learnt that spending money you have not worked for fundamentally changes who you are and inhibits your capacity and ability to become all you could be.

After she was elected in parliament Ms Gichuhi had to fight for her seat after a push by lawyers for Labor’s Anne McEwen, who wanted to challenge her eligibility based on whether she still retained her Kenyan citizenship.


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