A Merry Christmas for MPs who revert to original pay over festive period

December 15, 2017 4:24 pm
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The MPs argue the SRC did not factor in the increased cost of living/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 15 – The High court has stayed the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) gazette notice which rationalised the salaries and allowances of members of the 12th parliament.

This is after the members applied for a Judicial Review in the High Court on Thursday.

The MPs through the Parliamentary Service Commission complained that the SRC failed to factor in the increased cost of living among other concerns.

The notice will stand suspended until the matter is determined with a hearing date set for January 29.

The Executive has backed the rationalised pay structure with President Uhuru Kenyatta leading the charge and vowing not to sign into law any legislation from the House that seeks to burden the Kenyan tax payers further.

READ: Get real, President Kenyatta tells new MPs on salary demand

The Executive was itself affected by the July 7 gazette notice whose effect was advertised to be Sh8.8 billion in annual savings.

Justice George Odunga has given the PSC a week within which to file and serve its suit papers on the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC).

SRC has been accused of acting beyond its mandate by encroaching on its power to provide services to ensure efficient functioning of the August House.

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