The 33 members of Embu County’s assembly, after their two week break in Arusha for training and campaign language lessons had by way of preparation for the 2022 General Election will receive a daily stipend worth $332 Kenyan Shillings 37184 KESOS). The legislators are learning good manners as well how to court voters who have not yet decided on which candidate they’ll support ahead of time.
The MCA’s are being trained with a total stipend of Ksh. 520,576 for the duration and they’ll spend millions from taxpayers’ funds as well as an additional two- three million in training fees which will be paid to ESAMI according reports.
After some realized that the ground had shifted against their leadership and that they might not be able to return to the Assembly next year, the MCAs who were overheard complaining about being broke vowed to push for more trips to earn them enough money to finance their retirement.The politicians are also rushing to earn enough money for campaigns and to repay a Ksh 600,000 tax debt from President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Ksh 2 million car loan, which was given to them in an effort to lubricate them into passing the Building Bridges Initiative through the County Assemblies.
The MCAs have also milked millions of shillings from around 50 retreats to Nairobi and Mombasa hotels this year, but have only enacted two Bills into Law; the County Budget and Supplementary Budget.
A move that has been castigated by Embu senator Njeru Ndwiga who termed such traveling as wastage of public funds
Ndwiga said Embu Mcas have formed such a habit of traveling outside the county for even frivolous activities which can be discussed within Embu
” You will never find our MCAs in Embu there always on the move Tanzania Nairobi and this wastage of public funds” Ndwiga lamented.
At the same time he castigated Embu governor Martin wambora for putting more efforts at council of governors office rather than Embu residents.