In Summary
  • The bill was supposed to have been passed by Thursday before the MPs' long Christmas recess.
  • The proposal will likely be considered in February 2019 when the next session begins.

The National Assembly has delayed the passage of Parliamentary Service Bill, 2018 that seeks to enhance the perks that members of parliament get, just a day after President Uhuru Kenyatta said he will not sign it.

The bill was supposed to have been passed by Thursday before the MPs' long Christmas recess.

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However, it was not listed as part of the business that was to be transacted by the house.

The proposal will likely be considered in February 2019 when the next session begins.

President Kenyatta has told off MPs at least twice on their quest to increase perks which include house allowances, car loans and insurance covers.

At Ndumberi Stadium in Kiambu County on Wednesday, he noted that Kenyans are tired and angry with lawmakers who keep increasing their earnings at their expense.

The president promised not to approve the bill, which has attracted growing public condemnation, regardless of whether it will cost him the goodwill of the National Assembly.

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