Budget office reveals counties whose MCAs earned huge allowances
SEE ALSO :Six held in swoop on rogue videosIn addition, the County Assembly spent Sh770,000 on domestic and foreign travel even as the County Executive spent Sh870,000. "Expenditure on personnel emoluments represented an increase of 21.8 per cent compared to Sh697.46 million incurred in the first quarter of FY 2016/17, and was 94.3 per cent of total expenditure," notes Ms Odhiambo. Taita Taveta MCAs were the second highest earners in allowances pocketing Sh92,131 on average in a month. This was also above SRC recommended limit. The County incurred Sh9.95 million on sitting allowances to the 35 MCAs. Expenditure on domestic and foreign travel amounted to Sh51.93 million and consisted of Sh27.01 million incurred by the County Assembly and Sh27.01 million by the County Executive. Other counties where MCAs earned huge allowances include Kiambu (Sh76,108), (Kakamega (Sh71,027), Samburu (Sh60,315), Kwale (Sh50,330) and Nairobi (Sh46,145). In total, all the 47 counties spent Sh152.4 million on MCA allowances.