Media accused of painting National Assembly as a ‘house of greed’

Written By: Sameul Musita

The MPs have come under sharp criticism

Members of Parliament are now pointing an accusing finger to the media which they say has been misleading the public on the Parliamentary Service Commission Bill.

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The legislators complained that the media coverage has continued to demean the National Assembly and portray it as a house with no integrity.

The accusations were brought up on Tuesday afternoon by Suna East Member of Parliament Junet Mohammed who expressed his displeasure with the continued depiction of the National Assembly as a house of greed saying what the Bill intends to do is to align the law with the 2010 constitution.

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His sentiments were echoed by House Majority Leader Aden Duale who challenged the media to read the bill and understand it.

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Duale further accused its parliamentary communication unit of failing to counter the greed narrative by enlightening the public on the actual content of the bill.

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Kikuyu Member of Parliament who is also the chair of the National Assembly Budget Committee and the Suba South colleague John Mbadi wondered why the negative publicity every time the bill is brought before the house.

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Members of parliament have come under sharp criticism from President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga and Kenyans at large after the media claimed they intent through the Parliamentary Service Commission to increase their salaries, allowances and other privileges.


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