Thursday May 9, 2019-Nakuru Senator, Susan Kihika, has said MPs and senators were right to award themselves Sh 250, 000 monthly allowance.
Speaking on Wednesday during the Citizen TV's JKLive show, Kihika reiterated that from the previous parliament, only the MPs and Deputy Governors were not enjoying the house allowances hence sidelined from such benefits contrary to the law.
“Article 27 of the constitution is really about fairness and non-discrimination. If you look at the history of this house allowance there were two categories of people who were discriminated against or rather did not have house allowances; the Deputy Governors as well as MPs," Kihika said.
The greedy lawmaker further added that last year, the Labour and Employment Court awarded Deputy Governors housing allowances and the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) had to implement the order.
"A year ago, Deputy Governor's went to court and the labour court felt that they were being discriminated. Once the Deputy Governors were allowed to have house allowance through court, the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) decided to implement that court order," she said.
She concluded by saying that if the nation and the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) feel that they do not require the benefit, housing allowance should be scrapped from all state officers for equality to be maintained.
The Kenyan DAILY POST