Court order barring Ksh.250K MPs house allowance extended


File image of legislators in the National Assembly. PHOTO| COURTESY
File image of legislators in the National Assembly. PHOTO| COURTESY

The High Court has extended orders stopping the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) from further paying MPs Ksh.250,000 monthly house allowances.

Presiding Judge John Mativo had earlier this month directed that the suspension remain in force until the SRC case is heard and determined today (Wednesday).

However, the order still stands until June 24 pending hearing of the matter.

The MPs awarded themselves Ksh.25o,ooo in monthly house allowances backdated to October 2018.

Each of the 416 members of parliament that is, 349 National Assembly members and 67 senators were to get the allowance.

The SRC was opposed to this move as it warned the scheme would result in loss of public funds in excess of Ksh.99.5million per month and Ksh.1.194 billion annually.

The commission then went to court seeking to recover the MPs house allowance which it argues are unconstitutional.

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