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PSC seeks court advice on 11th Parliament MPs’ payout - 7 months ago, 12 July 19:00

By: Abiud Ochieng

The Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) is seeking an advisory opinion from the Supreme Court on whether the lawmakers who served in the 11th Parliament and had their terms cut short by eight months are entitled to compensation.

The MPs and MCAs were all elected into office on March 3, 2013 — the first General Election under the 2010 Constitution.

The PSC says there is a legitimate expectation for compensation given that lawmakers were to serve for a five-year term up to March 3, this year.

“By various gazette notices published on March 17, 2017, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), declared the next General Election to be held on August 8, 2017, as provided under the Constitution,” PSC in court papers.

As a result of the declaration, the MCAs filed a case at the High Court accusing the IEBC of calling elections prematurely, denying them eight months of service. Judgment was delivered on ...
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