Uhuru denies former MPs Ksh100,000 per month upkeep package, says move will burden taxpayers

By Brian Okoth On Thu, 10 Sep, 2020 16:04 | < 1 min read
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta. [PHOTO | FILE]
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta. [PHOTO | FILE]
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    The former legislators would have collectively pocketed Ksh440 million yearly had the President assented to the Bill.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has rejected a Bill passed by the National Assembly on August 5, 2020, which would have seen former lawmakers, who served between July 1, 1984 and January 1, 2001 receive Ksh100,000 per month as pension.

The National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi said Thursday that the President on Monday, September 7 referred the Bill back to Parliament, saying a clause on the ex-MPs’ pension package should be revised because it would be a heavy burden on the taxpayer.

The former legislators would have collectively pocketed Ksh440 million yearly had the President assented to the Bill, which was sponsored by Minority Leader in the National Assembly, John Mbadi.

More soon.

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