President Uhuru Kenyatta is with no doubt against the lawmakers push for more perks in form of night allowances.
The head of state has just revealed that he is against it by sending a deep coded message to the lawmakers.
Speaking during the funeral of the businessman,lawyer and political analyst Kabage Karanja, Uhuru stated that it is wrong for any public officer to refuse to work just because they have not been paid.
Using the example of a doctor Uhuru said that it is wrong for one to refuse to deliver just because they have not been paid.
Uhuru has insisted on humanity and patriotism over money.
“If you are a doctor, do not say you will only wait for a salary and cannot work without being paid. Remember the life of your fellow Kenyan is more important than what you are paid,” he stated.
“If you are a doctor, do not say you will only wait for a salary and cannot work without being paid. Remember the life of your fellow Kenyan is more important than what you are paid,” ~President Uhuru Kenyatta. @WilliamsRuto @RailaOdinga | #RIPKaranjaKabage pic.twitter.com/TzBCudJY39
— State House Kenya (@StateHouseKenya) July 12, 2019
The coded message is directed to lawmakers who have been termed as greedy by Kenyans for their push for night allowance.
Dubbed the “Domestic Subsistence Facilitation”, the new scheme entitles each MP to between Sh18,200 and Sh24,000 per night.
The MPs can claim as much as Sh96,000 each per week and up to Sh384,000 per month in night allowance.
The MPs have always defended the push for night allowances boldly. They have always blamed the Media for blowing their push for higher perks over the ceiling.
To an extreme end others, have claimed that they are broke stating that whatever they earn is just too little. This none other than Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo.