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MPs continue with induction seminar after Treasury disburses Sh4b

National Assembly sitting at Parliament Buildings in Nairobi. [Elvis Ogina,Standard]

Members of Parliament (MPs) have agreed to continue with an induction seminar in Mombasa after the Treasury disbursed Sh4 billion into the National Government Constituencies Development Fund (NG-CDF) kitty.

The MPs, who are attending a week-long induction workshop at Pride Inn Paradise Beach Resort in Mombasa,  had boycotted the retreat demanding the release of the NG-CDF funds.

They claim that the government owes them a total of sh12 billion.

But on Wednesday, January 25, Eldama Ravine MP Musa Sirma confirmed that the lawmakers had received Sh4 billion.

Sirma, who was speaking to the press, said the Treasury had promised to release an additional Sh2 billion next week.

Earlier during the week, the MPs lamented that the government had promised to be paying sh2 billion a week for the last two months but was yet to keep their promise.

They claim the delays in the release of CFD funds put them in a fix considering schools were opening at a time when their kitty had nothing to offer needy students.