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MPs now demanding accommodation allowance when in the city for legislative business - 1 months ago, 25 Mar 13:12

Patricia Muthike

Members of Parliament are demanding accommodation allowances at hotels to cater for the days when they are required to attend parliamentary sittings in Nairobi city.

Parliament sits for three days in the week- Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with committee sittings normally scheduled for Mondays.

According to an article published on the Standard, this demand for hotel accommodation came after the MP’s went on a benchmarking trip to New Zealand where they found out that MP’s receive about Sh400,000 every time they travel to the capital for sittings.

Nyaribari Masaba MP, Ezekiel Machogu presented the report in his capacity of chairman of the committee.

“The committee also observed that during the financial year 2018/2019, among other programmes, the commission budgeted for facilitation of Members of Parliament accommodation when they come to Nairobi to discharge their legislative work.” read part of the report.

The report further noted that Parliamentary Service Committee had been ...
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