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Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria intensifies calls to scrap Senate, woman reps

POLITICS
By Munene Kamau | January 4th 2016

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has taken the 'Jubilee Punguza Mzigo' referendum campaign to the Mt Kenya region with a clarion call to have the Senate, the woman representative and all the nominated MCAs slots scrapped through the proposed constitutional amendments.

He also wants the number of governors reduced from the current 47 to 17 in order to give them more work, claiming they are idle as most of them spend their time playing golf.

Mr Kuria said due to the huge wage bill occasioned by the existence of numerous elective offices, the Kenyan taxpayer has been overstretched.

He said due to the prevailing high wage burden, the Government was headed to a partial stand still unless the proposed referendum sailed through.

Speaking at the Kutus Catholic Church in Kirinyaga County yesterday, the MP said unless the offices were abolished, Kenyans will have to wait for ages before any tangible development could be realised.

"Under the Constitution, we have 1,000 nominated slots for MCAs in the 47 counties who each pocket Sh1 million in form of salaries and other related allowances, which can easily pay school fees for 100 day school secondary students," he said.

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