Senators in Kenya to get sh332m in supplementary budget

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Senators in Kenya to get sh332m in supplementary budget

Senators are likely to get Sh332 million allocated to them in the Supplementary Budget.

This is after some MPs campaigned to have the money meant for monitoring and oversight retained.

A member of the Liaison Committee, which has been scrutinising the Sh49 billion mini-budget, told the Nation senators are likely have the money reinstated to them if they agree with the views of those MPs.

The member, who asked not to be named as he was discussing private meetings, said the intervention by his colleagues came hours before the committee tabled its report in the House.

Last Thursday, National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi appeared to have been prepared to have the report of the committee chaired by his deputy Joyce Laboso tabled in the afternoon.

But when the time came, Dr Laboso was not in the chamber.

An attempt by Justice and Legal Affairs Committee chairman Samuel Chepkong’a to table the report was blocked as the Speaker had not approved it.

The Liaison Committee could be forced to review the decision to have the allocation for senators and reinstate the money.

At a meeting last Wednesday, Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich was taken to task over the allocation.

It was deemed illegal because the Parliamentary Service Commission is given funds for the work of committees in both Houses.

The MPs were also concerned that there is no way to determine how the money is used.

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