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Senators, MPs to face off over retirement Bill - 9 months ago, 17 Maý 00:05

By: Roselyn Obala And ...

Two Houses of Parliament are headed for a clash over the power to legislate laws with financial implications.

At the centre of the dispute between the National Assembly and Senate is a Bill detailing retirement perks for top State officials such as former prime ministers and former vice presidents.

The National Assembly insists the Retirement Benefits (Deputy President and Designated State Officers) Amendment Bill 2018 is a money Bill and cannot originate from the Senate.

Other bills the Senate is considering but which the National Assembly is opposed to are the County Wards Development Equalisation Fund, the County Governments’ Amendment Bill, County Government Retirement Scheme Bill and The Office County Attorney Bill.

The National Assembly has told Senate to stick to its function as stipulated in Article 96 of the Constitution and Standing Orders, and stop handling money bills.

Sources also disclosed National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi wrote to his Senate ...
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