In Summary
  • The residence is set to be in at least half an acre plot and should be purchased before the end of June.

  • Thi is in line with regulations set by SRC which say that county bosses from the 47 counties will no longer get house allowances.
  • Ms Elachi said that the image being portrayed is that she had demanded for a house from the county assembly.

Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi has come out to clarify that the planned posh, multi-million-shilling residence in the city`s suburbs is for the holder of the office and not personal property.

The residence is set to be in at least half an acre plot and should be purchased before the end of June in line with regulations set by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) which say that county bosses from the 47 counties will no longer get house allowances.

County Speakers are entitled to a monthly house allowance of Sh150,000.

DID NOT DEMAND HOUSE

Speaking to Nation, Ms Elachi said that the image being portrayed is that she had demanded for a house from the county assembly with her personal preferences.

“This posh girl has lived in Lavington to over 25 years in a bigger house than the one being bought by the county. Have I been living on a tree for me to demand for a house?” posed Ms Elachi.

The Nairobi Speaker said that the house is being purchased in accordance to the government policy and that the board is implementing what former Speaker Alex ole Magelo’s board had initiated.

She added that the specifications of the house are not hers but also from the board, adding that if it was up to her, she would have rejected the house.

NAIROBIANS SUFFERING

Ms Elachi said that she has worked through the ranks and does not need tax payers’ money to get her a house.

“Nairobians are suffering a lot and the notion that the Speaker is buying a house is just in bad taste.

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