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We will not work again! MPs stage a go slow over unpaid allowances as they demand free cars, houses in Nairobi and medical for more wives



Thursday November 22, 2018 – A section of MPs have boycotted their duties to protest against the Parliamentary Service Commission’s failure to pay their sitting and mileage allowances.
The disgruntled MPs have so far skipped several committee sittings – which are the engine of Parliament – over lack of financial facilitation for the past two months.
According to sources, several foreign trips by the MPs have also been cancelled and pushed to next year over lack of funds while others have had their mileage allowances not reimbursed on time.
The go-slow has been on since last week when Endebess MP, Robert Pukose, took to the floor of the House to protest the cash crunch facing Parliament.
“When we go for any committee retreat nowadays, we are not facilitated.”
“Members are not given their sitting allowances,” Pukose protested.
“It is high time the Parliamentary Service Commission is given notice.”
“If they are not up to the task of making sure that members are facilitated, then we will recall and replace them.”
“Members are having many challenges,” he said.
This comes even as the MPs are clamouring for bigger salaries, huge allowances, free cars and free medical cover for themselves and their many wives.

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