The members of the county assembly (MCAs) may as well suffer a major blow after a doctor went to court to halt plans to give them car grants of 4.5 billion Kenya shillings.
Dr. Magare Gikenyi J.Benjamin argued that the Salaries and Remuneration Commission is yet to disclose to Kenyans which law it used to change the car loans into car grants and that the public was not involved in the same.
The doctor who filed his case at the Milimani law courts further argued that the actions of the SRC were irregular, illegal and irrational since the grants are just for personal gains as opposed to serving the people.
“They should not blackmail Kenyans and other government offices to accept their personal issues choreographed as national interest,” Dr Gikenyi said.
As a result, the surgeon wants the court to suspend the resolution by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission which approved the conversions of car loans into grants until the case is heard and determined.
While approving the conversation, the SRC had argued that the roles of the county assembly members were almost similar to those of the members of parliament who are already receiving the car grants.
“The SRC takes cognisance of the similarity of the roles of the legislators at the county and national levels. It should be noted that the category of benefits to the legislators at the county and national levels are similar, with the exception of Transport Facilitation Benefit “Car Grant” that is provided to the legislators at the national level,” SRC said.
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“That it is against the constitution for an independent commission to show signs of not being independent. This goes against the core principles of our constitution including article 249 of the constitution,” added Dr. Magare.
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