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Senators warned against demanding more money

04 September 2014, 23:01

Kwale - Politician Richard Onsongo has warned senators against planning to allocate more money for themselves while other civil servants are striking due to lack of salary.

Speaking to the media in Kwale on Thursday Onsongo said that the demand by senators to be allocated KES 2.4 million yearly each is unrealistic.

He said that such move is unaccepted asking Kenyans to open up their eyes and see their leaders going rogue.

“Senators are now becoming useless if they can demand a lot of money which will be coughed by tax payers while we have seen doctors striking because there is no cash for them to be paid,” he said.

The politician said that people will not allow senators to misuse public funds in the name of furnishing their offices and getting more allowances.

“We are going to what is possible to ensure there is no more money allocated to the senate. If they are tired let them go home peacefully,” he noted.

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Onsongo observed that the country’s’ economy is not capable of meeting their demand noting that health officials should be sorted out and other civil servants before the senate plotting to steal from citizens.

He warned that if the senators continue demanding for the money, citizens will gang up and include removal of the senate position in CORD referendum which has seen over 1.4 million signatures collected.

“Because they are becoming expensive to afford keeping them while they are doing nothing we will have no other option apart from sending them home which is possible,” said Onsongo.

He said if senators are not satisfied with what they get as their salaries and allowances Kenyans will soon decide to send them parking.

Onsongo was reacting to a proposal by a House task force to the Parliamentary Service Commission where senator want KES 2.4 million each every year for them to change furniture every time a session starts.

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 KES 500, 000.

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