Posts Tagged “Kenya Parliament”

Happy Hour: MPs set to hit their new joint after the long Christmas recess

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Happy Hour: MPs set to hit their new joint after the long Christmas recess

MPs are set to enjoy a newly renovated bar in parliament when they resume on Tuesday afternoon after the long Christmas recess. Final touches were being made on the facility which the legislators had complained about, calling for five-star services. The new bar is an upgrade from the previous one which was small and could hardly accommodate…

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EXPOSED: The mouthwatering salaries and fatty allowances of Kenyan MPs will make you quit your job

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EXPOSED: The mouthwatering salaries and fatty allowances of Kenyan MPs will make you quit your job

After every election year, as surely as the night follows the day, Kenyan Members of Parliament use the House’s opening session to increase their salaries. Apart from taking home more than sh1 million in monthly salary, MPs are entitled to a Sh5 million car grant, a Sh20 million mortgage, a Sh7 million car loan, monthly…

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From Sugar Chronicles to Balling in the Toilet: Ugly Side of Kenya’s Parliament in 2018

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From Sugar Chronicles to Balling in the Toilet: Ugly Side of Kenya’s Parliament in 2018

The year 2018 was an interesting one for the 12th August House. Key to note was the activities which unfolded when Parliament passed amendments to the Finance Act which ushered high fuel prices. The House was also awash with claims of open bribery in the sugar probe. This saw male MPs visiting ladies’ toilets to…

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Waliogopa sana! Reprieve as MPs Postpone Plans to Increase their salaries

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Waliogopa sana! Reprieve as MPs Postpone Plans to Increase their salaries

Members of Parliament have shelved the bid for higher perks after President Uhuru Kenyatta warned that he would not sign the Bill if passed. The Parliamentary Service Bill, 2018 was scheduled to be passed on Thursday before breaking for the Christmas season. However, it was not mentioned during the day’s business and as such will…

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Shocking! This is Why Kenya Govt was REFUSED Gender Equity Bill

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Shocking! This is Why Kenya Govt was REFUSED Gender Equity Bill

A gender equity bill, which would have ensured that not more than two-thirds of parliament can be of the same gender, has failed to pass in the Kenyan National Assembly. The house failed to raise the necessary numbers to pass the two-thirds gender equity bill so it deferred the vote to next year. The suspension…

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MPs refuse to be investigated over sugar Bribery report, say it may block them in 2022

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MPs refuse to be investigated over sugar Bribery report, say it may block them in 2022

MPs on Wednesday adopted a report barring investigative agencies from probing members over bribery allegations on the sugar report. The report by the Powers and Privileges Committee on the inquiry into the alleged bribery was tabled on the floor of the House with amendments on the recommendations on the sugar report. The amendments were introduced…

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Wakiongeza, Tunaongeza: State Officials Set to Demand For Pay Rise Should MPs Push them to

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Wakiongeza, Tunaongeza: State Officials Set to Demand For Pay Rise Should MPs Push them to

Remember the famous “Wakiongeza Tunaongeza” Slogan? The slogan seen to be already having an impact on Kenyans with regards to the ongoing salary hike debate by Kenyan MPs. The Salaries and renumeration commission (SRC) has cautioned the Members of Parliament from going on with their plan to pass a legislation that will see them have…

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Why Parliament may be dissolved over the Gender Bill Impasse

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Why Parliament may be dissolved over the Gender Bill Impasse

A caucus of women political aspirants who lost in previous general elections has threatened to petition courts to dissolve Parliament if MPs fail to pass the Two-Thirds Gender Bill. The group, whose members are drawn from the 47 counties, is led by 2013 Siaya Senate aspirant Agnes Awour. “I’m 70 per cent convinced that this…

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Why Kenyatta Universitys needs Ksh 1.6 billion loan

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Why Kenyatta Universitys needs Ksh 1.6 billion loan

The Kenyatta University Teaching and Referral Hospital, whose phase one is now complete and fully furnished with modern equipment, is set to open soon after it gets the funds needed to kick-start its operations. Details of what is expected of the yet-to-be constructed phase two of the hospital remain scanty, but it has emerged that…

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Revealed! Details of Mathira Mp’s Bill to Protect local businesses from Foreign Invasion

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Revealed! Details of Mathira Mp’s Bill to Protect local businesses from Foreign Invasion

A new Bill seeking to restrict foreigners to contracts worth more than one billion shillings is set to be introduced in Parliament. Mathira Member of Parliament Rigathi Gachagua, who has written to National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi outlining the reasoning behind the Bill, says the proposal is mainly aimed at stopping the Chinese from doing…

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No More Chinese Please! Parliament proposes new bill

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No More Chinese Please! Parliament proposes new bill

Parliament has introduced a new Bill seeking to restrict foreigners from obtaining contracts worth more than one billion Kenya shillings. Member of Parliament for Mathira, Rigathi Gachagua has written to National Assembly Speaker, Justin Muturi outlining the reasoning behind the Bill, saying it is aimed at stopping the Chinese from doing jobs that can be…

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Shock as Marsabit MPs Condemn the Arrest of their colleagues over Clashes

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Shock as Marsabit MPs Condemn the Arrest of their colleagues over Clashes

A section of legislators have condemned the arrest of North Horr MP Chachu Ganya and his Saku counterpart Ali Rasso over Marsabit clashes saying their arrest will affect the ongoing peace process in the county. The eight legislators from Northern Kenya led by Bura MP Ali Wario accused the security officials of derailing peace process…

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Wazir Chacha Starts a Charity Organisation to help the Girl Child

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Wazir Chacha Starts a Charity Organisation to help the Girl Child

Remember Wazir Chacha? The man accused of having affairs with 13 female MPs?  Well he is back in the limelight with some good news. He says he started a charity organisation called  Humanitarian Charity, that is focusing on girl child education. Benson Masubo alias Wazir Chacha – the man accused of extorting money from MPs,…

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‘Yaani Mnaiba hadi Sauti?’ Drama in Parliament As MPs are rigged out Fuel Tax vote

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‘Yaani Mnaiba hadi Sauti?’ Drama in Parliament As MPs are rigged out Fuel Tax vote

There was drama in Parliament Thursday afternoon following a bitter dispute between MPs who voted for and against President Uhuru Kenyatta’s proposal to cut Value Added Tax on fuel products to 8 per cent. Those against the move insist they carried the day and have accused Temporary Duty Speaker Soipan Tuya of declaring wrong results…

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More Drama Expected as Muturi Nullifies Fuel Tax vote

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More Drama Expected as Muturi Nullifies Fuel Tax vote

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has nullified the first round of voting on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s tax proposal on fuel after an anomaly was detected in the first round. The Speaker said the screens in the National Assembly showed there were 352 MPs in the House yet the parliamentarians are 349. Muturi: I was surprised…

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‘Kuna Mbunge Wako Hapa?’ This is the List of MPs who Sabotaged the Vote Against Fuel Tax

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‘Kuna Mbunge Wako Hapa?’ This is the List of MPs who Sabotaged the Vote Against Fuel Tax

MPs have passed 8 percent VAT on fuel products proposed by President Uhuru Kenyatta amid confusion and walkout of members supporting the new tax measures. Ruaraka MP TJ Kajwang accused Majority Leader Aden Duale of leading a walkout of members to cripple the voting on the contentious levy. The walkout was engineered after those in…

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Uhuru Wins in Fuel Tax Vote Despite Majority of MPs Shouting zero! Zero!

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Uhuru Wins in Fuel Tax Vote Despite Majority of MPs Shouting zero! Zero!

Members of parliament became chaotic when the proposal for increase of the VAT tax on fuel was read to them. The members were heard chanting zero, in opposition of the President’s memorandum. Was it the Ayes or the Nays who had it? Be the judge #TaxVoteKe pic.twitter.com/Jkichy3b2g — KTN News (@KTNNews) September 20, 2018  …

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Top government genius warns Kenyans on new VAT on fuel

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Top government genius warns Kenyans on new VAT on fuel

James Orengo, commonly referred to as the walking constitution, and among the most brilliant Kenyan having won more than 90% of the cases handed has urged parliament not to pass  the 8% VAT proposal by President Uhuru Kenyatta. Mr Orengo said the increase in tax on petroleum products is against the wishes of Kenyans. “Parliament…

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MPs set to discuss Uhuru’s proposal tomorrow

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MPs set to discuss Uhuru’s proposal tomorrow

Parliament is expected to discuss the 8% VAT proposal in a special sitting on Tuesday this week. The discussion has put  MPs in a dilemma on whether to stand with Kenyans and push no tax on petroleum products or back the President’s position. Some claim that the proposal will not offer a permanent solution but instead…

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Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale accused of conducting abortions

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Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale accused of conducting abortions

As kenyans await parliament to hold a special sitting  on September 18 over the Finance Bill that the President rejected on Thursday evening. Former Kakamega County Senator Boni Khalwale has hit back on after Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria accusing him of conducting abortions. “Let me tell you something, before you were conducting abortions, I…

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#JusticeforSharonOtieno: Female MPs Give DCI a 48 hour ultimatum

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#JusticeforSharonOtieno: Female MPs Give DCI a 48 hour ultimatum

Four female Members of Parliament from Nyanza region have demanded answers from relevant investigating agencies following the murder of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno. Woman Representative Pamela Odhiambo (Migori), Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay), Nominated Senator Rose Nyamunga, Nominated MP Danita Ghati have given the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) 48 hours to bring the perpetrators…

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Mudavadi: the lords of contraband sugar have won over oversight institutions

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Mudavadi:  the lords of contraband sugar have won over oversight institutions

ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi on Friday reiterated his call to President Uhuru Kenyatta to set up a special commission to unearth the truth about contraband sugar. This comes after National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi’s ruling on Thursday stopped the House from debating afresh the rejected sugar report. Muturi declined to have the revised report of…

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‘You can’t Escape high Cost of Living!’ CS Rotich Tells Kenyans

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‘You can’t Escape high Cost of Living!’ CS Rotich Tells Kenyans

Treasury CS Henry Rotich has insisted that the 16 percent fuel tax will be implemented on September 1 as it is law. This means that effective midnight, fuel prices will go up. According to the CS, the move to suspend implementation of the fuel tax by two years is null and void. Matatu operators had…

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Revealed! Why 2022 Election Dates Could be Changed

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Revealed! Why 2022 Election Dates Could be Changed

A Parliamentary committee has backed a proposal to move the general elections from August to December, saying it would improve voter turnout. The National Assembly’s Justice and Legal Affairs Committee on Thursday tabled its report supporting the change, arguing that it is convenient for most Kenyans. The committe’s chairman, Baringo North MP William Cheptumo, told…

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‘There was no Rape at Moi Girls’

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‘There was no Rape at Moi Girls’

Security officers guarding Moi Girls’ High School in Nairobi maintained that there was no rape at the school. Appearing before the parliamentary committee on Education on Thursday, Lavington Security LTD general manager Felix Chelimo said given the tight security their guards have given the school, there was no way a stranger would have entered the…

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Kenyan Gamblers Suffer a Major Blow

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Kenyan Gamblers Suffer a Major Blow

The National assembly has rejected a proposal seeking the reduction of gaming tax from 35% to 15%. The MPs said that the gaming tax on revenue will remain the same as it was before. The House has further rejected a proposal contained in the Finance Bill, 2018, and adopted by the Committee on Finance &…

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Duale Accuses Female MPs of Being in illuminati

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Duale Accuses Female MPs of Being in illuminati

National Assembly leader of Majority Aden Duale on Wednesday asked Speaker Justin Muturi to issue direction on the white scarfs won by female MPs, saying that the dress code could be a sign of a cult. Duale wanted clarification on whether the women attire met the threshold of the House dress code. “I have been in…

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Senator Millicent Omanga Asks the Government to Take Care of ‘her big booty’

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Senator Millicent Omanga Asks the Government to Take Care of ‘her big booty’

A Senator has written to the Parliamentary Service Commission seeking permission to fly Business Class, claiming she cannot fit in the standard aircraft seat in the Economy Section, otherwise known as the Cattle Class. Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga reportedly told the PSC that seats for the local flights are too small for her. The matter was discussed…

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