Eldoret:Uasin Gishu county assembly shuts down joining 24 other county assemblies

0

“SRC is and remains the greatest threat to devolution ,it has deliberately overlooked the important oversight role played by the MCA’s ,

A Section of the Uasin Gishu County Assembly

Uasin Gishu county assembly Tuesday adjourned its sessions in sine die , joining other 24  County assemblies across the country to have shut down without debating the crucial County finance Bill,2023.

 

The adjournment motion was presented by the leader of Majority Hon Julius Sang and seconded by the leader of minority Hon Francis Muya.

 

“The move to adjourn indefinitely is hereby as a result of a resolution arrived at by the County assemblies Forum (CAF)held in Nairobi,the Salaries and Remuneration commission must revisit the KSH10,000 pay increase to the Hon Mca’s which is a mockery to the position they hold and the duties bestowed upon them”Noted the leader of minority.

 

The ward representatives questioned the rationale behind SRC awarding them a salary of close to Ksh 86,000 against collosal amounts of money earned by the Governor ,the county ministers and chief officers ranging between Ksh 500,000 -Ksh 1,000,000 demanding the correct job placement from the current job group M attracting the current salaries.

 

“SRC is and remains  the greatest threat to devolution ,it has deliberately overlooked the important oversight role played by the MCA’s ,We therefore  must adjourn until SRC engages CAF” Said Hon Evans Kapkea.

 

The current remuneration for MCAs stands at Ksh.144,375 a month with a committee sitting allowance of Ksh.62,400.

 

In the 2023/2024 Financial Year, the SRC proposed gross salaries for MCAs to go up to Ksh.154,481 with the sitting allowance remaining the same. The 2024/2025 financial year salaries will see another upward review to Ksh.164,588.

 

So far Narok, Mandera, Kericho, Embu, Tana River, Kisii, Marsabit, Makueni, Wajir, Garissa, Mombasa, Kwale, Nakuru, Kajiado, Nyamira, Laikipia, West Pokot and Samburu counties have shut down.

 

 

About Author

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *