Parliament has edged closer to getting a representative at the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC).
This is after President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday nominated two times nominated MP Amina Abdalla as a Commissioner to the SRC.
Appearing before the Parliamentary Service Committee in October alongside five other competitors for interviews, Amina vowed to fight for MPs’ rights to a better salary package, saying that the SRC has, for the longest time, unfairly targeted lawmakers.
“I have lived the life of an MP. That position (PSC nominee) can only be held by a person who has lived that life and I have been there so I understand the plight of MPs,” Abdalla told the interviewing panel.
The vetting of the six, who also included Abdiraham Ali Hassan (Wajir senator), Andrew Toboso (Butere), Issac Melly (Uasin Gishu senator), Racheal Ameso (Kakamega Woman Representative)and Michael Onyura (Butula), came after Speaker Justin Muturi rejected the nomination of Halima Abdille for the same position.
Her rejection was on the basis of lack of adequate qualifications to properly represent MPs at the SRC.
“If she graduated in 2011, does she meet the requirements of 10 years’ experience? We should not make a decision that will later be challenged,” Parliament argued at the time.
“She has no distinguished career shown apart from being a teacher in North Eastern for two months and an Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission clerk for three months.”