Moses Kuria calls for referendum to reduce wage bill
16 November 2015, 13:02
Nairobi - Gatundu South MP, Moses Kuria has said there is need for referendum in order to reduce the current wage bill.
Kuria has suggested that there is need to scrap the Senate and Women Representatives seat saying that the two were leading to ballooning wage bill.
“The Senate should be scrapped. The number of MPs should be reduced from 349 to 200. The MPs are so many that even some look like strangers to me in Parliament. I can see no difference of work which is being done by MPs and the Women Reps meaning that there is duplication of work,” said Kuria.
Speaking at Ngumbiri Girls Secondary school in Nyeri where he was accompanied by Murang'a Women Rep Sabina Chege, the MP added that governors should be reduced from 47 to 16.
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He however said the referendum should be conducted jointly with 2017 general elections to cut costs.
On her part, Chege differed with Kuria stating that women were vital in political leadership and their special seats should be maintained in the constitution.
She said governors should be appointed by the national government and counties be reduced from 47 to the previous eight administrative units.
“Gubernatorial posts should not be elective but appointed. Cabinet ministers should also be politicians appointed in parliament but not technocrats since they look like they know everything,” she added.
She further called for reduction of constitutional commissioners saying they were getting high salaries yet they do little for the country.
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