Opinion: Kenyan MPs wants to live lavish on the publics dime!
“For this end Africa needs a new type of citizen, a dedicated, modest, honest and informed man. A man submerges self in service to the nation and mankind. A man who abhors greed and detests vanity. A new type of man whose humility is his strength and whose integrity is his greatness” – Kwame Nkrumah
The Kenyans Members of Parliament is showing no bound in the roads of greed. They are so actively finding ways of eating. It is outrages. They are making new ways of showing their only intent for representing the public. To get rich and get rich quick. The MPs want to live lavish and posh on the dime of the public. That is what they are initially doing with these pay raise, the cars and the extreme high rates of allowances to even show up at work.
The MPs seemingly doesn’t care about the plights of the common man, when they are fine dining and eating good. They couldn’t care less about the farmers who cannot afford seedlings or even having markets to sell their produce. When, they are driving in expensive SUVs and can afford imported goods on the daily. They don’t have to mind or even see their constituents before the next general election, as they are living in the highest comfort like an CEO or Executive Director in mansion in Nairobi.
“Members of Parliament (MPs) want the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) to reinstate and increase several allowances that the commission scrapped, in an audacious move that could raise their salaries from the current Sh1.1 million to between Sh2.1 million and Sh2.9 million a month. In a memorandum to the SRC seen by the Nation, lawmakers are seeking to have their car grants doubled from the current Sh5 million to Sh10 million, increase their mortgage entitlements, extend their medical cover to more than one spouse and retain huge car maintenance and mileage allowances” (Samwel Owino – ‘Greed at its peak in MPs new demands to enrich themselves’ 09.07.2019, Daily Nation).
This is what the Tuko Pamoja and the Jubilee government excelling in, either graft or greed. They are not civil servants nor public officials, they are eating and scraping the plates. They are offering themselves riches, but not fixing the basic issues for their citizens. They are preoccupied with getting wealthy for a representative position. These people clearly doesn’t care about the well-being of the citizens, when they are giving themselves this wealth and riches for representing their constituents and the Republic.
We can act like it doesn’t matter, but it does. It shows their priority, which is their own stomach before the public. Their title, their wealth and their possible enrichment on public office is direr, than fixing the hospitals, roads and what else that is broken in the Republic. Peace.