Bungoma MCAs Ignore SRC, pocket 112,491 shillings each

By Isaac Korir / March 10, 2018




Bungoma County Members of County Assembly (MCAs) received about 112,491 shillings a month as sitting allowance, totally disregarding the set limit by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC).

The allowance is on top of the monthly salaries, which is also ironical since the county did not have any financial plan for development for the first quarter of the current financial year.

A report covering periods between July and September 2017 released by Agnes Odhiambo, Controller of Budget, apparently states that the 61 members of county assembly took for themselves a total of 20.59 million shillings.

In comparison to the 18.21 million shillings acquired in the first quarter of 2016/17 financial year, it shows a 13 percent increase. On average, the total amount the MCAs earn in a month is way above the set limit by SRC; 80,000 shillings a month.

Worth noting is how the County Assembly used 770,000 shillings on national and overseas travel when the county executive spent 870,000 shillings.

According to Ms. Odhiambo, the expenditure on personnel emoluments was characterized by an increase of 21.8 percent compared to Sh697.46 million incurred in the first quarter of 2016/17. “This was also a representation of 94.3 percent of total expenditure,” she noted.

The second highest earners were Taita Taveta MCAs. They pocket allowances of an average of 92,131 shillings a month. Clearly, it is also above the SRC limit.

For all the 35 MCAs, the amount incurred by the county on sitting allowances was 9.95 million shillings. On domestic and foreign expenditure, the average amount in total was 51.93 million shillings. This included 27.01 million shillings incurred by the County Assembly and 27.01 million shillings by the County Executive.

Other huge allowances for MCAs were noted in counties Kiambu, 76,108 shillings, Kakamega, 71,027 shillings, Samburu, 60,315 shillings, Kwale, 50,330 shillings and Nairobi, 46,145 shillings. All 47 counties spent 152.4 million shillings on MCA allowances.





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