MPs plan cutbacks citing high cost of devolution

MPs in the House during a past session. FILE PHOTO |

What you need to know:

  • The initiative comes as the government announced a freeze in hiring and possible retrenchment after an evaluation is conducted to determine the optimal numbers required in public service
  • But Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale sought to differ with those pushing the idea of doing away with women representatives, saying they were constitutionally in office

The high cost of devolution and the government’s struggle to implement Kenya’s expensive constitution could lead to the removal of some of the 47 seats reserved for women in the National Assembly.

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