Kenyan MPs Bonus Law Sparks Outrage

Citizens from various parts of society have expressed their unhappiness over the proposed law seeking to award each MP more than U.S. $100 000 as well as other benefits once they leave office.

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Parliament (file photo).

  • Kenya:  Out-Going MPs Award Themselves Hefty Gratuity

    Catholic Information Service for Africa, 11 January 2013

    As curtains draw on the life of Kenya's tenth parliament ahead of the 2013 General Elections, the out-going Members of Parliament (MP's) have awarded themselves a hefty send-off ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Eyes On Kibaki After MPs Spark Outrage

    The Star, 12 January 2013

    All eyes are now on President Kibaki as Kenyans wait to see whether he will sign into law a bill seeking to award each MP a hefty Sh9.3 million "farewell token' and other lavish ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Kibaki Rejects MPs' Golden Handshake

    Capital FM, 12 January 2013

    President Mwai Kibaki on Saturday declined to assent to the controversial Retirements Benefits bill awarding MPs hefty perks. read more »

  • Kenya:  Citizens Opposed to MPs Send Off Package

    The Star, 11 January 2013

    A majority of Kenyans are strongly opposed to the proposed MPs' send-off package that will see every member of parliament take home 9.3 million shillings as gratuity. They have ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Law Society to Challenge MP Bonus Law

    The Star, 11 January 2013

    The Law Society of Kenya will challenge a move by MPs to award themselves hefty sendoff packages. Apolo Mboya from the LSK says, the move is unconstitutional and the president ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Kibaki Deserves Bonus, Says Maina

    The Star, 11 January 2013

    The President deserves the hefty send-off package because he is retiring, Mathira MP Ephraim Maina has said. read more »

  • Kenya:  Greed for Money Will Drive Our Parliamentarians to Early Graves (column)

    The Star, 12 January 2013

    Today, this is a rhetorical column. You know, like a rhetorical question, a question that is 'asked for effect and without expectation of an answer'. Nothing new, nothing that we ... read more »

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