Parliament in Kenya has today moved to pay former Members Of Parliament (MPs) who served between 1984 and 2001 monthly pension of KShs.100,000.
The bill was passed by parliament is subjecting to ascension by President Uhuru Kenyatta. Previously, only MPs who had served two or more terms were getting pension.
The bill was proposed by Minority Leader John Mbadi who argued that the former legislators were getting “peanuts” but received criticism from Former Majority Leader Aden Duale who said this could bring the parliament a lot of backlashes when the legislators continued to push that even MPs who serve one term get the pension.
The bill originally had a clause of payments to be backdated to 2010 but that was rejected.