MPs push for rent-free houses, bigger tea pots, better bar, five-star chefs

Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich reading the 2017/2018 budget at Parliament Buildings on March 30, 2017. PHOTO | FILE| NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Although Kenyan MPs are ranked among the best paid in the world, they have complained that they are not treated well compared to Cabinet Secretaries and judges.
  • Parliamentarians are also pushing for their medical allowance to include extended family members.
  • Committee is also asking for are bigger tea pots, a better bar, five-star chefs, and new bidets in the toilets.

All 416 Members of Parliament, Speakers of both Houses and majority leaders in both chambers will each be provided with a rent-free house, a government vehicle, an expanded medical cover, travel allowances and an expanded constituency outreach operation, if a new Bill becomes law.

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