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Speaker Wetangula Surprises Mps With Promises Of Goodies

Moses Wetangula made the promises at the Mps' induction

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Kenyan parliamentarians are a happy lot after the Speaker of the National Assembly,  Moses Wetangula, surprised them with a list of goodies that he says will come their way.  after talks
Speaking on the first day of a week-long MP induction retreat in Safari Park hotel, Wetangula promised the Mps that their car allowances, mortgages and privileges will be retained. This comes after the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) made a drastic cut in Mp’s allowances.

“Nobody in their right frame of mind will interfere with your car allowances, mileage reimbursements and with your mortgage and everything else you have been having because that is your entitlement,” Wetangula said.


Moses Wetangula taking his position as speaker imemdiately after his election

“As your speaker I will ensure that we engage positively and we have advised SRC that they are not frustraters but facilitators of Members of Parliament to do their work. We can assure you that nothing will change and if it changes it will not be substantial,” Wetangula added.

Wetangula also added that the SRC Chairperson Lyn Mengich will address MPs at the induction retreat.

“SRC will be engaged fully, I have invited the chair, she will be here, but she will come after I have made the communications I have told you.” Wetangula added.

He also called upon the new legislators to familiarize themselves with the Constitution as it will be a key guide in House meetings while they contribute to a bill.

“I want to encourage new members, please take the earliest opportunity to learn. Please acquaint yourself with the Constitution of the Republic of Kenya that you have taken an oath to protect reserve and defend it, so that anything we do in the floor of the house is guided by the law,” urged Wetangula.

In the run up to the 2022 August election,  the SRC announced the abolishment of the Mps allowances arguing that it is part of a new review of the remuneration and benefits for State officers.

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