90 MPs, MCAs in US trip, new details show

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi gives his remarks during the Kenya Disabilities Parliamentary Association retreat at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort in Mombasa on March 15, 2019. He has not yet commented on Kenya's overrepresentation by legislators in the National Conference of State Legislatures in the US. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The two Houses have also been on the spot to explain why they paid for some staff who virtually had no role at the conference.
  • Speakers of Parliament are paid about Sh75,000 as daily subsistence allowance for travel to the US, MPs pocket Sh65,000, and MCAs Sh42,600.

Barely days after MPs united to dispute a report by the Daily Nation of Kenya sending a huge delegation to the US to attend a conference, fresh details have emerged that the previous figure of 85 delegates was understated.

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