Re-elected Gatundu South Member of Parliament, Moses Kuria, has asked the salaries commission to cut his pay by a further 15 per cent.
This comes on the back of the Sarah Serem-led Salaries and Numeration Commission (SRC) announcing pay cuts for State officers, including the President, Deputy President, MPs, CSs and other officials.
Through a lengthy Facebook post on Thursday, August 24, the controversial legislator outlined how the slashing of his salary will go along way to the development of the nation and commended Serem and her team for revoking his allowances.
“I commend you for revoking all my sitting allowances, otherwise, I would have been tempted to also claim squatting or sleeping allowances.” He said.
Adding: “I trust that with my reduced salary and no sitting allowances, we can now work towards subsidising fees in boarding schools.”
Kuria said that money gotten from the initiative can be spent on providing free meals for poor malnourished children in primary schools.
“If we do that, we will reduce the strain on our bursaries thus reducing my headache as Member of Parliament for Gatundu South.”
Yesterday, some MPs-elect, including first-timers, came out with guns blazing saying the move by SRC to cut their salaries will reduce them to beggars to the outrage of many. Gladys Wanga asked the SRC to raise their salaries arguing the adjusted one is not be enough.
Kuria also urged Serem to work hand in hand with the 12th Parliament towards reducing the many political offices in this country.
“We must work together towards a target of no more than 35 per cent of our budget going to recurrent expenditure,” he noted.