Kenyans have expressed anger on Twitter over MP’s demand for an increase in their already gigantic allowances.
Using #Dutsbin2022, netizens criticised the lawmakers over what they term pure greed and selfishness.
Questions of competence, work ethics and fulfilled promises were brought into play as Kenyans wondered whether the MPs deserve the demanded pay.
The MPs were put on blast as Kenyans reminisced how they queued for hours to vote for them only to be paid back with greed that could cost taxpayers billions of shillings.
The issue of the lawmakers constantly politicking was also raised, with MPs who roam from one corner of the country to the other campaigning and playing politics put on blast.
The members of parliament want Salaries and Remuneration Commission, led by chairperson Lyn Mengich, to increase their allowances, a move that will see their pay hike to a whopping Sh2.9 million from the current Sh1.1 million.
Among the allowances they want increased are mortgage entitlement, car maintenance and mileage allowance, as well as extend medical cover to more than one spouse.
This comes days after National Assembly speaker Justin Muturi defended the lawmakers’ demand for night allowance.
The issue of the night allowance came about after the court prohibited payment of house allowance to the MPs. It is said to have been endorsed by the Parliamentary Service Commission, which is chaired by Muturi.