In Summary
  • In his suit, Mr Njuguna accused the two MPs of resorting to extra judicial ploys and machinations to arm-twist SRC into reviewing the salaries of State and public officers

  • He claimed that the two had threatened to mobilise other members of the National Assembly to boycott their constitutional mandates, including declining to approve Cabinet appointments

  • He said it was imperative to ensure the certainty of the law governing review and setting of remuneration for public and State officers “to avoid dislocation of government funds”.

An ex-comedian on Wednesday went to court to stop two elected MPs from taking oath of office Thursday following their recent opposition to pay cuts recommended by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC).

Mr Antony Njuguna, who was in the Redykyulass comedy group, sued Kiambu Woman Representative Gathoni wa Muchomba, her Homa Bay counterpart Gladys Wanga, SRC, the Parliamentary Service Commission and the National Assembly.

In his suit, Mr Njuguna accused the two MPs of resorting to extra judicial ploys and machinations to arm-twist SRC into reviewing the salaries of State and public officers.

He claimed that the two had threatened to mobilise other members of the National Assembly to boycott their constitutional mandates, including declining to approve Cabinet appointments.

BACKLASH

He said it was imperative to ensure the certainty of the law governing review and setting of remuneration for public and State officers “to avoid dislocation of government funds”.

Further, he argued that Parliament cannot review its own salaries. “These two are about to be sworn in and it would be counterproductive, illegal and contrary to public policy for them to take oath as Members of Parliament when they are unfit to hold office,” said Mr Njuguna.

Ms Muchomba received public backlash recently over her remarks during a television interview which saw some Kiambu residents initiate a petition to have her removed from office.

The backlash forced Ms Muchomba to a make a public apology the next day.

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