Madaraka Day: Embu MCAs down tools over alleged poor pay

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 1 Jun, 2023 10:49 | < 1 min read
Embu Governor Cecily Mbarire. PHOTO/Courtesy
Embu Governor Cecily Mbarire. PHOTO/Courtesy

Members of Embu County Assembly have suspended all the sittings in the county protesting poor salaries and failure by the government to review their remunerations.

The MCAs in the Governor Cecily Mbarire administration have vowed not to have any sitting until their grievances are heard saying their move to down their tools is in line with the resolutions that were made on May 3, 2023, when the association of members of county assemblies met at Kenyatta International Conventional Centre (KICC).

While addressing the press after the members adjourned the plenary sitting on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, Mbeti South Member of County Assembly Murithi Kiura said that they used to receive Ksh123,000 as their salary but that it has now come down to Ksh86,000 saying the MCAs have more responsibilities to undertake.

 "We used to receive fuel mileage for our vehicles but now we are forced to go to the assembly using Probox because we cannot afford fuel," he said.

The MCAs are also pushing for Ward Development Fund and County Affirmative Action Fund for nominated Members of County Assembly.

The motion which was moved by Kiambere MCA Lenny Masters at the same time seeks the reinstatement of payment of mileage allowances for Ward Reps who hail from far-flung areas in the interiors of the county as well as sitting allowances for plenary sessions.

Mumenji Ward member of county assembly Newton Karis while supporting the motion stated that the suspension of the sittings will open doors for more consultations with various offices concerned in order to come up with amicable solutions to their grievances.

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