Breaking: Muturi rejects Ababu's 50% paycut motion
22 September 2015, 13:15
Nairobi - Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi has rejected a motion by Budalang'i MP Ababu Namwamba seeking to have MPs as well as senior government officials take 50% paycuts to help pay teachers salaries.
Ababu had proposed that the move will help end the stalemate ongoing over teachers pay that had caused teachers to go on a currently 4 week long strike.
However, the motion was rejected by Muturi Tuesday, who said that it was not correctly drafted and should be done so before being presented to the house.
He said that it was populist, unrealistic as well as not a strong and permanent solution to the issues facing the public wage bill.
" The motion, while having in the end a god motive, is not achievable and can be viewed as a means to gain popularity and favour with the public instead of dealing with the issue head on," he stated.
Ababu had proposed that The President, his Deputy, MPs, Senators, Cabinet Secretaries as well as heads of corporations have their salaries reduced to solve the ongoing teachers pay dispute.
Teachers have been appointed a 50/60% pay-rise but the government says it has no money to pay.
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