What it will cost you to maintain increased number of MPs


Kenya National Assembly in session.

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What you need to know:

  • If passed by Kenyan voters in the planned referendum, the effects of increased financing of the MPs will start biting in the 2022/23 financial year. 
  • But to get to the referendum, the BBI Bill will first have to clear the hurdles placed on its path by petitioners in the nine cases filed in court.

It will cost the taxpayer at least Sh30billion a year to maintain 547 MPs in the National Assembly and Senate if Kenyans approve the proposed Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill 2020 at the referendum planned for later this year.


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