Skip to comments.Kenya's president rejects lawmakers' plan to triple their bonus
Posted on 01/13/2013 8:09:21 PM PST by JerseyanExile
Kenya's president rejected on Saturday plans by members of parliament to triple their end-of-term bonuses and award themselves diplomatic passports, bodyguards for life and state funerals.
In their last act before parliament closed for March 4 elections, Kenyan lawmakers, already among the best paid in the world, tried for a second time in a few months to increase their end-term bonus to 9.3 million shillings ($107,200) each.
President Mwai Kibaki struck down their first attempt last October and, amid public outrage at what one newspaper called the lawmakers' "eccentric greed", he again declined to sign the bill, saying it was unlawful.
"President Kibaki has directed the Attorney General to redraft the Bill to ensure compliance with the Constitution and the law and submit it and the accompanying explanatory memorandum to the Speaker with immediate effect," his press office said in statement.
Under the new constitution, civil servants' pay is to be set by a government Salaries and Remunerations Commission and no one is allowed to award themselves pay rises.
The lawmakers had demanded diplomatic passports for themselves and their spouses, armed bodyguards for life paid for by taxpayers, and the right to be given state funerals, a preserve of presidents and notable achievers, when they die.
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Birds of a feather and all.....
Here I thought this title was referencing our Kenyan in chief.
Dat dar bonus b two damn high!
“...Kenyan lawmakers, already among the best paid in the world...”
Rooters doing a new political satire column, now?