The Star (Nairobi)

14 May 2013

Kenya: Let Serem Resolve the Salaries Issue, Says MP

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Each of the 222 members of parliament want Sh9.3 million in perks and Kenyans have expressed outrage and unite to protest the pay rise.

Gatundu North MP Kigo Njenga has asked fellow legislators pushing for increase of their salaries to let the relevant commissions resolve this thorny issue.

Saying the matter should not be politicised, the legislator echoed President Uhuru's sentiments that MPs should not pre-occupy themselves with pushing for better pay and should instead serve the people.

"Our core duty is to work for the people, let the Salaries Review Commission and Parliamentary Service Commission resolve the issue of our payments," he said.

Njenga was speaking at the weekend during a meeting with physically challenged people from his constituency held at Mang'u Primary School.

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