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Senator condemns colleagues on tax payers money

08 September 2014, 23:39

Nairobi - Senator Mike Mbuvi has condemned his colleagues behind the plot to set aside KES 2.4 million each yearly saying it is fair to tax payers.

Speaking in Kwale on Sunday Mbuvi said that it is too early for senators to be asking for more money instead of serving citizens as required first.

He said that elected leaders have a role to play in serving electorates and not presenting their own issues to be solved.

“It is too early for my colleagues to be asking for more money only one year and some months instead of being satisfied by their salary if at all the plan is true,’ said Mbuvi.

Mvuvi said such increment can be made after five years when Kenyans are satisfied by work done by their leaders but not now as it is being claimed.

He said that once the senate opens for its sitting on 23 September this year, he will challenge the issue on the floor of the house if at all it is true.

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‘I have communicated with the speaker and the leader of majority in the senate but they says there is nothing like that and so may be someone wanted to black mail us,” he added.

Mbuvi called for investigations to be done so that those behind the issue to be known since most of the senators are not aware of the matter.

 “This is so suspicious because we don’t know who came up with such idea and who took it to parliamentary service commission. We want to know who made such requests even if is the speaker himself so that we can take necessary action because it is not fair,’ said the senator.

He said senators were elected to serve Kenyans and not to be allocating themselves a lot of money instead of focusing on electorates.

“I will find out at the parliamentary service commission if the issue is true and do what is possible to ensure nothing of that sort will go through,’ he added.

Mbuvi vowed to oppose the matter everywhere including in public meeting and even in front of the president himself.

Leader of majority Kithure Kindiki has already dismissed the issue saying there is nothing of that sort.

According to the report of the task force all the 47 elected senators want fully furnished county offices, staff, a new four-wheel-drive car parked outside their offices and a monthly allowance of Sh500,000.

The proposals have been made by a task force established by Speaker Ekwee Ethuro on April 25 and mandated to engage and liaise with the PSC on the welfare of senators.

The eight-member task force was chaired by Deputy Speaker Kembi Gitura, other leaders being the two leaders of the Majority and Minority, Kithure Kindiki and Moses Wetang'ula, respectively, and Beatrice Elachi (Nominated), Billow Kerrow (Mandera), George Khaniri (Vihiga), Paul Wamatangi (Kiambu) and Janet Ongera (Nominated).

If the proposal is implemented by PSC taxpayer will have to give Senators billions of shillings more.

According to the report of the task force seen by the Star, all the 47 elected senators want fully furnished

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