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Each paid Sh20 million to own a city home, MPs now want to live in hotels - 4 months ago, 25 Mar 00:13

Wilfred Ayaga

Despite receiving a State-backed mortgage of up to Sh20 million, MPs now want to live in hotels at the expense of taxpayers.

The lawmakers are demanding an accommodation allowance that will allow them sleep, wine and dine in five-star hotels when in the city ‘for legislative business’.

Although the figure for the new allowance was not immediately available, in justifying their demands, the committee benchmarked in New Zealand, where lawmakers are paid up to Sh400,000 every time they are in town, suggesting the kind of perks they are eyeing.

Secured mortgage

The lawmakers, besides having a mortgage for a city home, enjoy several other benefits that ordinary Kenyans can only dream of. Still, they want more money, which they claim was approved last year but was being held by the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC).

By demanding an accommodation allowance despite being entitled to a low interest mortgage facility, the ...
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