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PSC defends lawmakers’ allowances - 6 days ago, 21:19

David Mwere

The Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) has come out to defend MPs over claims that they have been irregularly awarded hefty perks without the concurrence of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

The PSC, charged with the welfare of the 416 members of the National Assembly and Senate and their Speakers, as well as parliamentary staff, spoke for the first time as SRC accused MPs of usurping its mandate.

However, in a statement read by Taveta MP Naomi Shaban Thursday on behalf of Speaker Justin Muturi, who chairs PSC, accused SRC of treating MPs with disdain as it continues to clandestinely engage the other arms of government.

“They have a sinister motive against the MPs. Whenever we want to engage them they are always not available but constantly sneaking in gazette notices just weeks to elections reducing MPs’ pay,” Dr Shaban, who is the PSC vice chairperson, said at Parliament buildings.

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