MP’s efforts to hike their monthly salaries will completely drain Kenyans pockets, a human rights lobby has said.
Haki Africa a human rights organisation said that the legislatures are getting it wrong by failing to serve their electorates well but instead burdening them with the Parliamentary service bill 2018.
Haki Africa Executive director Hussein Khalid said that Kenyans are already feeling the heat with the current exorbitant taxes adding that more deductions from their meager income will be oppressive.
Speaking in Mombasa during Christmas celebrations Khalid said that as Kenyans celebrate, they should also focus on how best they can change the country’s leadership, since the current one has totally failed in uplifting their lives.
He said that the 349 Members of the National assembly have failed to table and deliberate on tangible issues affecting Kenyans among them the high cost of living, insecurity, violation of human rights among other pertinent issues.
“We already have a bloated greedy National assembly, in fact this bill shouldn’t be in the parliament in the first place,” said Khalid.
He backed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s sentiments that he would reject the bill if presented to him for signing.
“A Kenya MP earn a whooping Ksh.740, 000 basic salary with additional allowances it amounts to over one million shillings, what more do they need?” posed Mr. Khalid.
However, the human rights defender admitted that the glutton behavior was as a result of Kenyans poor choice of leadership.
He said that if Kenyans change their mode of electing leaders, such political drama will be a thing of the past.