Members of Parliament have been condemned not less than once. Last year, they hit the headlines by pushing for heavy perks, among them being high-end vehicles and more allowances.
Their greedy has been angering Kenyans, who may lack someone to speak for them since the mandated legislators have already lost their track and turned out to feast on people’s taxes.
Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi has come out to condemn the MPs for their greedy.
He says Parliamentarians are behaving like a “trade union” focused on their personal welfare.
Mudavadi was responding to the recent claims that MPs pocketed millions of shillings in allowances.
416 legislators are said to have secretly pocketed Sh2.25 million each last month as house allowance.
Despite Treasury and the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) protesting the move, members of the Senate and National Assembly are now enjoying allowances, totalling Sh936 million.The allowances include a Sh250,000 monthly allowance for each of the 416 members.
Mudavadi further notes that the country is facing massive debt and reeling under heavy taxation not forgetting the newly introduced housing levy and in the wake of extreme hardship they opt to award themselves huge housing allowance.
He questions “Where does this parliament reside with Kenyans or who?”