Kenyan taxpayer’s will have to fork out another Sh 500 million to furnish lavish send off packages to former and some current MPs.
The Sh 500 million will go to former members of the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) and members of the Chairman’s panel who assist the Speaker in the House during proceedings.
Among the beneficiaries include former speaker Francis Kaparo and nine members of the Parliamentary Service Commission in the 9th parliament.
Francis Kaparo will receive a total of Sh 16.2 million. The former Speaker is entitled to Sh 7.2 million under the Act (January 2006-2007) but he will receive an extra Sh 9 million in back payments to January 1 2003. Kaparo rejected the offer in year 2006 when he was the Speaker of the National Assembly.
Mwingi South MP David Musila, Kacheliba MP Samuel Poghisio, Turkana Central Ekwe Ethure, Former Kamukunji MP Norman Nyaga, former Siakago MP Justin Muturi will each be entitled to Sh 5 million under the Act (January 2006-2007) but they will receive an extra Sh 6 million in back payments to January 1 2003.
Deputy prime minister Uhuru Kenyatta will receive Sh 5.5 million since he was the opposition leader, former Alego Usoga MP Oloo Aringo, G.G Kariuki, Veteran politician J.J. Kamotho, John Sambu, Dr Abdullahi Ali, former Kitutu Chache MP Jimmy Angwenyi, Daniel Khamasi who failed to recapture the seats in 2007 will each get an extra Sh 5.4 million.
Current holders of the positions are entitled to the Sh 4.8 million allowances too, they include House speaker Kenneth Marende, his deputy Farah Malim, as well as PSC members Walter Nyambati, Wilson Litole, Joseph Lekuton, Peter Mwathi, Adan Keynan, Jamleck Kamau, Zakayo Cheruiyot, Chris Okemo and Olago Oluoch.
Maalim will also receive an extra Sh 2.4 million for each year served since 2007, four members of the Chairman’s panels will also receive Sh 2.4 million backdated from year 2008. They include Prof Kaloki, Ekwe Ethuro, Joyce Laboso and Gitobu Imanyara.
In additional to this all PSC members will receive Sh 1.2 million and will be backdated from year 2008.