Re­duce num­ber of MPs to lighten wage bill – Savula

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Lu­gari MP Ayub Savula has said he sup­ports the pro­posed re­duc­tion in the num­ber of MPs to ease the wage bill. The cut was rec­om­mended in a re­port by a work­ing group chaired by Au­di­tor Gen­eral Ed­ward Ouko, tabled in Par­lia­ment last Thurs­day. The au­dit said Kenyans are over­rep­re­sented. “It is a fact that the 2010 Con­sti­tu­tion made things too ex­pen­sive for Kenyans,” Savula told the Star on the phone yes­ter­day. There are 290 elected MPs, 12 nom­i­nated leg­is­la­tors. There are 47 elected sen­a­tors and 20 nom­i­nated of­fi­cials, 1, 450 MCAs and 47 woman rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

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