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CJ Maraga appoints a three-judge to hear MP’s house allowance

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Chief Justice (CJ) David Maraga has appointed a three-judge bench to hear a case challenging Members of Parliament (MP) Ksh 250,000 house allowance.

In a case filed by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC), Judges Pauline Nyamweya, Weldon Korir and John Mativo will hear the case.

416 legislators including Senators and National Assembly Members had awarded themselves Ksh 250,000 monthly in house allowances.

SRC opposed the move citing a public fund loss of Ksh 100 million monthly and Ksh 1.2 billion in a year.

In support of SRC, the High Court granted order blocking the payment of the said house allowances to the Members of Parliament.

A panel of judges was later recommended to hear the grievances terming it as a weighty matter.

Also read: Fake letter from CJ Maraga addressing DCJ Mwilu emerges

It was later revealed that parliamentary duties were affected due to the house allowance thus the need for a quick hearing.

The Judges hearing the case however made it clear that the legislators will have to wait for the hearing and verdict to be made.

Berryl Achieng
Berryl Achieng
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