Kenyan Parliament has done it again! Proving itself to be a den of thieves and greedy leeches who do not have any remorse for the overburdened voter.Despite being the highest paid MPs in the world, Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) has allocated itself another 43.6B shillings for MPs and Senators salaries,allowances and leisure activities in the next financial, while setting aside a meager 3.07B shillings for development purposes.
The allocations which were tabled by Majority Leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale will see the already overburdened tax payer cough Sh43.63 billion to finance operations of MPs, senators and parliamentary staff in the next financial year.
A breakdown of the estimates has gross recurrent estimates at Sh40.56 billion and the development budget at Sh3.07 billion.Majority Leader Aden Duale says the this allocation will enable Parliament to facilitate enactment of laws that are key for the Big Four agenda on affordable housing, Universal Health Coverage, food security and manufacturing, that has been allocated Sh450 billion.
National Assembly getting a huge chunk of the funds at Sh26.79 billion whereas the Senate will be allocated Sh13.77 billion, which adds up to Sh40.56 billion.
“The estimates have taken cognizance of the need to facilitate MPs in achieving their constitutional mandate as well as promoting parliamentary democracy,” said National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, who is also the PSC chairman.
Also,according to the proposal, Sh7.61 billion will cater for domestic and foreign travels of the 416 lawmakers – 349 in the National Assembly and 67 in the Senate.