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Outrage over Sh2.1b payout plan for Kenya MPs

23 November 2011, 08:07

Kenyan MPs will pocket Sh2.1 billion if elections are held in August next year.

The payout, described as “immoral” by the Law Society of Kenya, will be compensation for having their terms, in the view of some, cut short.

Each MP will be paid Sh8 million for each of the eight months they will be asked to “forfeit” if the election is held in August as stipulated in the Constitution, as well as the Sh1.5m “winding up allowance” they voted themselves.

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