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.

Just look!

“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.

Opinion: The Kenyan MPs will now be paid a sleepwalkers allowance!

The world has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed”Mahatma Gandhi

There are some people who has no trouble getting other people to foot their bills. What is ironic is that these same people are asking for the constituents to live in austerity and poverty. While they are living lavish on their tab. The Kenyan MPs already have huge salaries (Shs. 1.2 million), added allowances and expenses covered by being in office. There is no boundaries to where they take the citizens for a ride.

Even before the dust settles on the outrageous Sh250,000 house allowance claimed by each MP, the lawmakers are at it again. This time around, the MPs and senators, totalling 416, have devised a new scheme to fleece taxpayers by claiming a “night” allowance whenever they are in Nairobi to attend parliamentary sessions. Dubbed the “Domestic Subsistence Facilitation”, the new scheme entitles each MP to between Sh18,200 and Sh24,000 per night” (Samwel Owino – ‘MPs set for Sh96,000 in weekly ‘night’ allowance’ 06.07.2019).

What is really unique about this situation, in a republic where half of the citizens only earn around 10,000 shillings per month, the MPs are now profiting up to 24,000 shillings per night to attend parliamentary sessions, which is what they is elected to do. This isn’t some random foreign enterprise or even meeting donors abroad, where usually the MPs will get per diem and allowances, while attending conference and such. No, this is an added pay-off for doing their natural job as they have to by their office.

The MPs and Senators are ensuring themselves more wealth by doing nothing other than going to the office. These honourables are securing the double salary of most Kenyans by just showing up to work. This without considering their ordinary salary nor the others perks of office. Therefore, this is really just greedy guts with no honour of the plea of the commoner. They are just in office and hoping to eat as much as possible.

They are sleepwalkers, they are empty suits only in it to get it and not to serve the public. Because, if they cared about the public, they wouldn’t rob them of these funds and not ensure all public services was working. However, all public services aren’t working and the continues thieving combined with the reckless spending is destroying the economy, but these MPs and Senators apparently doesn’t care.

If they did, they wouldn’t give themselves such an outrages raise on already high salary compared to all their citizens. They are eating like there is no tomorrow and maybe there isn’t, because surely they want to be prepared with bank-accounts the rest of only can dream off. Peace.