Mr Karanja suggested that since the MCAs were not paid any allowances for plenary sessions, all of them should be included in a House committee to vet chief officers. He said this would enable them to get allowances.

Deputy Speaker Samuel Tanui, while seconding the motion, said while many MCAs were ready for the recess, they were worried that the time to take the loans and start servicing them was fast running out.


“We want changes in the loan procedures. The money should be wired directly to our bank accounts without any security,” said Mr Tanui.

Mauche ward rep Philip Rotich opposed the motion for adjournment, saying the MCAs should first get the loans to help them settle down and serve the residents.

“We should first pass the laws that will help us get these loans without strings attached before we go on recess,” said Mr Rotich.

Menengai West ward rep Simon Mwangi said: “We have been waiting for these loans for nearly five months and there is no progress.”

Tinet ward rep David Malel opposed the motion over their lack of cash during the recess.

Speaker Joel Kairo reminded members that the dates were set by the House and only a substantive motion can cancel the dates.

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