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Friday, July 09, 2010

Greedy MPs Rush Pay, Fear Katiba's Provision

By Philip

Update
The proposed constitution explicitly states that all public officers (INCLUDING MPs) will pay tax on their income. So are the MPs rushing to beat katiba at its own game by topping their pay in readiness to pay take and eventually retain their present pay? These scoundrels are clever by half.

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Oops, they are doing it again. They have have no shame these politicians. And you cannot fail to see the silent unity that has suddenly overtaken their NO-YES divide. Even after the Kenyan press tabled evidence that they are earning far more than US senators, they remain firm in their shameless pursuit to accumulate funds for 2012 campaigns

So why the painful contempt to Kenyans by their MPs? Your guess is as good as mine, WE HAVE NEVER HAD LEADERS. All of them are united in legal looting. And as they embark on their mass rape of Kenya it is funny that see bloggers here concentrating on those same leaders and not what we do to reclaim our country from these fraudsters.

Well, let me assume that we are all doing well and that's why we are here blogging, not to discuss important issues that will improve Kenya, but as a form of exciting pass time and adventure.

Just ponder this. When your famous neighbour is sick while a thief is trying to break into your house, will you leave the thief to go ahead to steal from you as you go watch your neighbour and start gossiping about him? I don't think so.

After Ghana was defeat by Uruguay last week what is annoying majority of Kenyans now, apart from maybe Kenyans blogging here, is the MPs plan to increase their pay.

Someone somewhere argued that the new constitution will have even more MPs (senators) e.t.c meaning more money will be needed, however nobody, including those in yes side, wants to mention about Chiefs, Sub-chiefs, D.Os, D.Cs, P.Cs e.t.c who are in our current set up but not mentioned in the proposed constitution. This is a hot and loaded topic that I will come back to later after more research.

I think as Kenyans one way to take control (just the same way MPs have taken control of the government from the President, and will take more control with the proposed constitution), is to realize first of all that our MPs are not us but our representative. That the reason our MPs are in Parliament to represent us is because we cannot all fit there and it will be expensive for us to be there. That we have the power to take over this representation. That the law is there to serve us and not us to serve the law. That it's possible as people of Kenya to sue our MPs for failing to represent us the way we want.

Let's think about this and see how we can step by step improve our country.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let's be fair to the MP's. Akiwumi should be the one under fire for these recomendations. No sane person would reject a pay rise especially during these difficult economic times

Anonymous said...

@Anon 5.03

Since when have our MP's been sane?

Anonymous said...

I like what Hon. Peter Kenneth, who is among the 3 Mp's who voluntarily pay taxes said yesterday.
Kibaki, Raila and Kalonzo should stop their pretext and lead from the front by PAYING TAXES like all other Kenyans.

Lets see how the three clowns respond to this.

Hon. Peter Kenneth stands out of the crowd of MPigs on this one.

Philip said...

There was a time I said that Kenyans faces a lot of enemies, and lack of fighting one enemy does not mean that Kenyans don't know that enemy.

One enemy at the moment that Kenyans are fighting is our MPs. As I said our MPs are not us but are our representative, they are not chairmen of constituencies but representatives of constituencies, a constituency being us collectively, they are suppose to represent us in parliament. What they say in Parliament should reflect our collective wish as a constituent and not his own wish. From this I get it that if we Kenyans don't have a problem in the passing of Finance Bill, then our MPs, who are our representative shouldn't raise any issue since they are our representative, for they should follow whatever we collectively wish.

The reason I'm saying that the law is suppose to serve us and not us to serve the law is because any law that avoid us from stopping our MPs from declining to pass Bills such as Finance Bill, as a bait for their wish to be fulfilled, is useless.

Our MPs shouldn't have the right to stop our government from functioning when majority of us Kenyans want it to continue functioning, or else what will be the point of having MPs? Infact the government is us and not a separate entity from us. Unfortunately it seems in Kenya the government, MPs and the people of Kenya are three separate entities.

Maybe those who are conversant with law needs to tell Kenyans what is the way forward to stop our MPs from stealing from us.

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:31 PM, spot on brother. If Kibaki, Raila and Kalonzo stopped their pretence and led the way in paying taxes, their bootlickers would follow suit. Their loud silence is an indication they support their bootlickers

Anonymous said...

Phillip,

Interesting article. You heap blame on the MP's and our leaders in general.

You forget one very vital issue in this whole affair, the collective debased values of our MP's/Leaders are a very accurate reflection of the collective debased values of the Kenyan mwananchi. It is said, and it is true, that people get the leaders that they deserve: leaders who are a reflection of themselves.

The vast majority of us are rotten to the core - corrupt, fraudulent, deceptive, tribal and full of SELF HATRED. So long as we, the average Kenyan mwananchi, remain like this, forget about getting "good leaders"

I can guarantee you that if the average Kenyan mwananchi became an MP he would behave the exact same way that our current and previous MP's have behaved. You do not have to go far to see this, just look at the likes of the so called 1st time young MP's in our current parliament, the Simon Mbugua's and Kutuny's... I hope you get my drift. The problem is us - the average Kenyan mwananchi - and our upside down values

Mwarang'ethe said...

And you cannot fail to see the silent unity that has suddenly overtaken their NO-YES divide.

xxx

What divide? Sometimes back, we wrote this:

“In conclusion, what we have sought to explain is this. Law makers are only known to invent new taxes and only conquer the pockets of their subjects. It is for this reason; they have diverted the need for reforms on right of property into creation of offices which will preserve their power (read 349 mps idle mps to be paid by those who labour).”

xxx

Let us look into history and learn the lessons so that we remain not like kids.

For instance, an old Sanskrit tells us that in 17th Century:

“the Jelham River [in India] was covered with corpses during drought and the land became strewn with human bodies like a burial ground. Yet the King’s ministers and guards became rich selling stores of rice at high prices.”

We are also taught that, at one time, Agra and Delhi were scourged by severe famine. At the material time, their governor was Hemu. We are taught by one historian that:

“The people died with the word bread on the lips and yet Hemu valuing the lives of a hundred thousand men at no more than a barley corn, continued to feed 500 elephants upon rice and sugar and butter.”

xxx

The problem is us - the average Kenyan mwananchi - and our upside down values

xxx

Many days ago, we wrote this:

"We reiterate that in the face of reason and facts, the imposition of artificial or legal right to property or that idle coinage of the brain which has no basis in the laws of nature, which therefore, violently overthrows the natural right to property, is the root cause of the Kenyan mess. It must be the root cause because it servers the NATURAL CONNECTION between LABOUR and its REWARDS. This artificial right to property creates a class of idle rich men who are not inventive. More so, since their natural wants are already met, and are idle, out of their low imagination capacity they come up with fancy and unreal wants and expensive vanities to meet their whims. Unfortunately, since they occupy the highest positions in society, their love of expense sets the fashion or the example which is copied by those below them. To copy these idlers is the beginning of corruption which eventually corrupts the WHOLE society as it falls into vice and crime."

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Philip wrote:

Infact the government is us and not a separate entity from us. Unfortunately it seems in Kenya the government, MPs and the people of Kenya are three separate entities.
xxx

If we are the government, then, everything the govenment does to an individual is a voluntary act and therefore, is not unlawful or tyrannical. When a government detained Matiba for instance, he detained himself.

Since we are the government, those murdered by the governments like the "Mungiki" men, have just committed suicide because they are the govenment which they have democractically elected.

We are not the government. However, this nortion is promoted so as to hide the realities of political life. If we are to free ourselves, we must distinguish the:

- state,

- the govenment, and

- the society.

Anonymous said...

I’d like to look at this from a larger perspective. The MPs pay-hike madness is just a small part of the bigger problem. In fact, if you carefully examine the not-so-efficient and bloated public service, you will be amazed by sheer wastage of your tax money (which you often pay grudgingly). I will give you a few examples.

How many commissions have been formed for say,last three years? We spent billions on them but what benefits can we count? Of what value is the Public Communications office, run by one na├»ve Dr Mutua? How many of us remember that the Ombudsman office exists? The PM has been leading bloated delegations to various overseas destinations but you’ll be surprised their mission is of little or no value at all. The short of it is that there is generally a lot of wastage and redundancy in the public sector, with duplication of efforts reflected in several areas. (I forgot to mention the bloated cabinet)

Lastly, I must mention the most worrying part of it; that the leadership is totally blind to these facts;or at least they see but would like status quo to remain as long as they benefit themselves. A few years back, I was very excited when untainted chaps like Anyang, Orengo, Kiraitu, Martha e.t.c found their way in to the cabinet. I expected them to make things happen. How wrong I was.

Anonymous said...

Wacha mjuaji Raila who pretends with wananchi start paying tax, and of course Kibaki and Kalonzo should lead the way if Raila is less thrilled with this one.

Anonymous said...

I don't care whether Raila gets to keep his un-taxed salary, his VIP toilet and carpet, but he should return the land in Malindi he grabbed from the squatters. Come to think about it, this guy is a heartless thug.

M. Pesa said...

A nation gets the leaders it deserves, period! These greedy MPs are just but a reflection of this society called Kenya which Nyerere once described perfectly as a "man eat man society!" A nation in self denial and wallowing in self pity, deception and fraud.

Why should we pretend to be shocked when MPigs rape, loot and pillage Kenya for all it's worth while Kibaki as always cowardly assents the bill? Why do we keep electing the same scum yet shun the likes of Wangari Maathai, Raphael Tuju, PLO Lumumba, Martin shikuku etc?

The morals of this nation have clearly gone to the dogs. The clergy are against the wishes of the people, the leaders are on a looting spree and common citizens are busy getting bribed to elect thieves, crooks, liars and cheats into positions of power.

Speaking of the very selfish clergy leading the no campaign, it's worth noting most of them came from nothing to reside in mansions worth Sh 40M and above and drive top of the range vehicles while their flock wallow in abject poverty!

Working in the real estate, I know a certain pastor based in Langata who only started preaching recently and has now bought a Ksh 10M plot in Karen to erect his own palace!

When the Mwananchi is not willingly getting raped by the corrupt elite, we are busy killing, raping and looting in our tribal warfare.

Who can forget screaming kids being tossed back into a raging fire in Kiambaa church as they tried to flee for their dear lives? For your info the cold blooded killers are well known and brag about it, yet still roaming free!

Just open any page of any newspaper and all your read about is serial killers, corruption, carjackings, Mungiki menace, ethnic cleansing and such like rot.

It's evidently clear that this Nation called Kenya has clearly gone to the dogs under the inept leadership of a moribund president and ineffective prime minister.

We are slowly sleep walking into a Rwanda Style genocide and yet we continue living a lie. Come 2012 and we shall start where we stopped on 2008. Will the last person to leave Kenya please turn off the lights?

Mwarang'ethe said...

Mpesa wrote:

Why do we keep electing the same scum yet shun the likes of Wangari Maathai, Raphael Tuju, PLO Lumumba, Martin shikuku etc?

xxx

It does not matter whether you elect the above persons or not.

To believe that voting certain persons will change anything in a dysfunctional system is nothing, but, taking opium. Keep on enjoying the opium brother.

Anonymous said...

Poor Mpesa has met his match in Mwarangethe.

Scores, 10:0 in favor of Mwarangethe.

Mpesa should just crawl back to Jukwaa and continue the raila worshipping chorus with kina Chris and mzee Taabu.

Philip said...

According to Mwarangethe:

"To believe that voting certain persons will change anything in a dysfunctional system is nothing, but, taking opium. Keep on enjoying the opium brother."

According to me:

What cause the dysfunctional system? By BING BANG? No, but by human beings. Even French revolution had a leader or many leaders who guided it, so don't tell us that leadership is useless, unless I got you wrong.

Leadership can only be useless if it follows the same dysfunctional system. But even where it follows the same dysfunctional system there can be some traces of veering away from that system, which to me needs to be appreciated, however small it is. There is no way you can tell me the likes of Raphael Tuju, who among other things, "pulled water" all the way from Lake Victoria, that encouraged farming in his once poverty stricken area, did a useless work.

So I hope you'll appreciate little things that some of our leaders have done.

Mwarang'ethe said...

Philip wrote

There is no way you can tell me the likes of Raphael Tuju, who among other things, "pulled water" all the way from Lake Victoria, that encouraged farming in his once poverty stricken area, did a useless work.

xxx

You focus on the immediate and ignore the long term and indirect effect of human actions.

It may be true that Tuju pulled water "all the way" from Lake Victoria. But, we ask:

(a) What has prevented his people from pulling that water before? U might answer that, they are poverty stricken. Then, we shall ask, why are they poverty stricken yet they work everyday?

If you can focus on this question, u will be able to get to the bottom of the matter.

(b) Let us assume Kenya has 150 mps who are "able" to pull water to their areas. Will all these mps get the funds they need from the president or donors?

(c) And, even if we pulled all the water and and farmed, where will all these produce be sold? Aren't we having wheat farmers crying as we debate because wheat imports?

So, have you bothered to investigate why and how Tuju was able to get the funds which Turkana people do not get?

Is it possible that, the funds he got were at the expense of Turkana? And, if so, where does that leave us?

You fail to appreciate what Tuju and his company were doing and therefore, u think he "pulled the water."

Philip said...

According to Mwarangethe:

"You focus on the immediate and ignore the long term and indirect effect of human actions."

According to me:

I wish you had not taken my quote and started with the above statement.

I've avoided to go to philosophy but your response is obliging me to do that.

If an action is good, but the eventual results becomes bad because of effects to the action, does it mean the action is bad? I say NO! For many times we've found ourselves assisting street boys who have used that money to buy "glue" to intoxicate themselves. Many Christians are tithing and that tithe is being mis-used by Pastors.The mis-use by Pastors of tithe doesn't mean that tithing is wrong.

The action of Tuju assisted his people and it will assist them in the long run, if their is anything which will hinder the good and long term effect of this action it doesn't mean the action was wrong from the beginning. Maybe the long term effect can be environmental degradation but at the same time environmental conservation can be improved to mitigate the former, and the long term effect of the action will be maintained.

Yes, Tuju might have got the money because he was "politically right" but do you know what he spent is less than what the government is intending to give under the proposed constitution will be more than what Tuju spent on that project?

I know the next thing you'll ask is where the money will come from and that if Kenya borrowed it will spent the rest of it's lives paying debts and eventually fall. I can tell you that everyday people borrow from banks, there are those who have gone ahead to use the borrowed money to create wealth and payback their loan, and are making profits from the venture they started, using that loan, while they are those who have found themselves indebted to the extend that all their wealth have been taken by banks.

Start looking at the positive side of everything. If something fails because of corruption, poor governance and management, it doesn't mean that the whole thing is bad. That's where all my arguements have been starting from. At the same time any good thing, no matter how small it is, needs to be appreciated.

I'll not answer your question (a) because what we are now concentrating is the action of Tuju, which I've said is good and needs to be appreciated.

Answer to your question (b): The governement can provide all without asking for donor funds. We are talking about Kshs 10 billion for all constituencies assuming scope of works will be same.

Answer to your question (c): The effects of the farming will be good. The problem, according to you, will be where to sell them. If we have the produce and fail to sell them does it mean that having those produce is wrong because we can't sell? I hope you now understand my arguement. Recently dairy farmers produced a lot of milk that many had to be poured due to poor governance, does it mean therefore that dairy farmers should stop producing milk?

Your third last and second last is what the proposed constitution wants to correct.

Your last paragraph: If their action was motivated by malice, what malice is it? You need to clarify here.

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Philip said...

Sorry I didn't mean to repeat comment. Problem with my comp.

Mwarang'ethe said...

Philip wrote

I'll not answer your question (a) because what we are now concentrating is the action of Tuju, which I've said is good and needs to be appreciated.

xxx

If you cannot answer question (a) so as to find out the root cause of poverty of his/our people, how the hell do you come to the view that his actions are good?

Isn't this lack of interest in digging for the fundamental causes our ruin?

More importantly, we can see through the shaky intellectual foundations of your ideas very well. The mercantilists of many centuries ago were of the view that, money is the source of wealth.

That view dominated the European nations for centuries. When the Physiocrats came along, they expressed the view that soil was the source and origin of all wealth.

Having studied both merchantilists and Physiocrats, there arose one of the greatest thinkers the world has ever seen to refute these views. This man Adam Smith expressed the view that, the increase in wealth depends on productiveness of the human labour.

Unfortunately, for much of the 20th century and now 21st century, we have become mercantilists. Witness the rise of monetarism located at Chichago university.

Thus, in accordance with our modern mercantilism, all we need is to throw money around whenever we see poverty.

As such, the CDF, welfare and MDGs are founded upon this fallacy. Likewise, your views that Tuju is what we need is founded equally on this fallacy.

xxx

Recently dairy farmers produced a lot of milk that many had to be poured due to poor governance, does it mean therefore that dairy farmers should stop producing milk?

xxx

Well, we can only quote Smith. As he put it, "it is from the baker's self-interest that we get our daily bread."

Thus, its not out of altruism (good will) that the baker gets up really early in the morning to make bread. He make like others, but he gets up to bake bread because its in his own interest to do it -- it gives him money to feed himself and his familly.

xxx

I know the next thing you'll ask is where the money will come from and that if Kenya borrowed it will spent the rest of it's lives paying debts and eventually fall.

xxx

A chance lost to ask the right question. Why does the GOK government need to borrow its own currency?

xxx

I can tell you that everyday people borrow from banks, there are those who have gone ahead to use the borrowed money to create wealth and payback their loan, and are making profits from the venture they started, using that loan, while they are those who have found themselves indebted to the extend that all their wealth have been taken by banks.

xxx

Another chance lost to understand the modern banking. All you have to do is this. In a country of 5 people, give these people a loan of KES 10.

Thereafter, ask them to pay KES 15 back after 12 months. Under such arrangements, no matter what they do, some must default and lose their security. Thats how the modern banking works brother.

If you check CBK website, you will see the rise and fall of credit since 2003 - 2010. Draw a graph, thereafter, in one line, plot credit level movements and another line insolvency rate. Once you do that, the truth about these loans will be there.

Anonymous said...

Let Greedy MPS have their loot and enjoy it, while Kenyans continue to get their nyanyis kicked left and right.

I am soooooooooooooooo fed up with Kenyans who have been complaining since October 5th, 1969 without ever standing up to fight the evils in their midst.

Kenyans have no alternative but to rise up as a united nation, and confront economic injustice, political prostitution and ethnic evil. Or they will keep on complaining for the next twenty years while their behind gets kicked and rights violated.

Collective raping of Kenyans will continue until the day Kenyans can stand up and say 'NO MORE' or 'TOSHA' to the political thugs and economic bullies, for a change.

Until then, work collective raping endelea hivyo hivyo, vile vile, pale pale by the same same politicians until 2022 or 2027 or 2032.

Most of the old guards as in pre-independence generation (1930s, 1940s, and 1950s) will have died off by then, or will be too senile to sustain any of the curren sickeness taht's being cultivated by the old order.

Michael Mwaura said...

Finally a topic that we can contribute to. This pay hike business has been met with utter condemnation by all walks of Kenyans including those abroad. Somebody please tell me the name of the joker MP who said, while debating this issue, something like " if Kenyans don't like the money we are being paid, they should wait five years and try to become an MP" what an affront to the underpaid and hard working people of Kenya! And these are the kind of dolts we elected to represent us.
Anonymous said...
Collective raping of Kenyans will continue until......2022 or 2027 or 2032.
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We respond with a resounding NO! Revolution at the ballot box needs to happen at the next General Election. Coupled we the debate we are having here, we need to move to organize and prepare....

Anonymous said...

Michael Mwaura,

If you had spent some more time reading the coherent contributions of Mwarangethe, you would have known the futility of the 'Ballot Revolution' as you aptly put it.

What we need are solid laws that protects hard working Wanjiku from the big corporations and their puppetes who we adore as 'Waheshimiwa'.

For example, 70% of the curremt MP's are in Prliament for the first time. Has it made any difference?
Then you know why waiting for 5 years to participate in a process of vanity is chasing a mirage as we age, die and leave the 'mirage chasing inheritance' to our children.

Mwarangethe's Pupil.

Philip said...

Mwaragnethe,

Was what Tuju did wrong, useless, a waste of time and resources?

Anonymous said...

Phillip,

I think Mwarangethe is telling you to look at the bigger picture. Unfortunately you do not seem to get it as evident your your YEs/NO question.
You need to move beyond your primary school exams mentality.

Then, true redemption will take place.

Philip said...

Anon 2:46

You need to read all my arguemnts with Mwarangethe. You'll fisrt of all realise that I agree with him on several issues. Where we don't agree is where even a little good thing he seems not to appreciate. I beg you to read my arguements with him.

The reason I've asked that question is because, as you said, he looks at the bigger picture, and I look for a small good thing and appreciate. In the end we find ourselves arguign on different things.

If I look at the bigger picture, even bigger than his, then I'll tell you the problems of this world can only end if evil ends, and that it's only Jesus, through His second coming, who will stop evil, so that we shouldn't ever dream of having a good world. Things will become worse and worse all over the world.

So should we start appreciating the little good things some people do?

I hope you'll get back to me and also answer the question, "Was what Tuju did wrong, useless, a waste of time and resources?" Because I'll like to start from there based on my previous arguement.

Mwarang'ethe said...

Philip said...

Was what Tuju did wrong, useless, a waste of time and resources?

xxx

In Mbeere, there is a bird people there call Ngune. This black big bird eats frogs.

What is interesting about this bird is how it goes about the business of hunting and eating frogs.

In the dry months of the year, this bird does something like this. It stands at the "shore" of a pond to hunt frogs. Since it does not like wet frogs, whenever it captures one, it puts it on the rock outside the pond so as to dry.

However, as one would expect, the frog does not stay there for too long cos it jumps back into the water.

As a result of this strange behaviour by this bird, it may waste the whole day without eating cos it insists on drying the frogs when it is very hot and the frogs do not wait to get dry before they jump back to the water.

Now, if you happen to sit somewhere and watch this bird do its business, would you think it wise or foolish and therefore, waste of time and resources?

Anonymous said...

i think kenyan mps deserve their pay and pecks cos most are hard-working and decent i should know i was sired by one albait illegitimately! ha! ha! ha!

Michael Mwaura said...

Anonymous said...

Michael Mwaura,

If you had spent some more time reading the coherent contributions of Mwarangethe, you would have known the futility of the 'Ballot Revolution' as you aptly put it.
...........Mwarangethe's Pupil.
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I do follow the writings of Mwarangethe and we communicate regularly. He has written several guest posts on my blog. We are also founding members of a new political movement. However I believe all can contribute to a better Kenya, hence my call to revolution

Anonymous said...

We we expecting the People's Leader akd Raila to have called ODM MPigs and request them to reject the hefty pay.

INSTEAD, its the ODM speaker who even called an MP's kamukunji to strategize how to prolong the parliament sitting until the pay hikes are effected.
The speaker salary will be 2.5 million and that of Raila will be 3.5 million. It's easy to see why these greedy leaders are working hard for this motion to pass.
KIBAKI AND UHURU have categorically said NO even if they stand to benefit.

KENYANS can differentiate the wheat from the CHAFF.

Anonymous said...

I thought Raila was sick and Ruto should be showing the way to next millennium. With Central MPs joing him Bill will lead us to paradise.

Mwarang'ethe said...

Philip wrote

The proposed constitution explicitly states that all public officers (INCLUDING MPs) will pay tax on their income. So are the MPs rushing to beat katiba at its own game by topping their pay in readiness to pay take and eventually retain their present pay? These scoundrels are clever by half.

xxx

It seems you are of the view that, if we pass the proposed document, we will be out of the woods. Is it so?

Assuming you are reading from Article 210 (3), it provides this:

No law MAY exclude or authorise the exclusion of a STATE OFFICER from payment of tax by reason of -

(a) the OFFICE held by that STATE OFFICER, or

(b) the NATURE of the work of the STATE OFFICER.

Now, the first thing we note is the word MAY. Anyone versed with interpretation of legal instruments would be very wary of word may.

Why did the COE not use the word SHALL which connotes the peremptory nature of the obligation?

We also see that, there are only two grounds given upon which the request for exemption MAY not be allowed.

If so, does this clause CATEGORICALLY exclude OTHER REASONS that may be used to exclude a state officer from taxation?

We might even dare ask, is an mp a state officer?

Thereafter, in Article 230 we find the so called Salaries and Remuneration Commission. As we read we notice that the chairperson and other members shall be appointed by the Dear Leader.

What if the Dear Leader appoints Akiwumi as the chairman of the committe after the passage of the draft?

And, who shall determine the members of this committe's salary and remuneration? Will their salary influence what they will come up with? And, what if the committe which is protected by the constitution comes up with an idea of increasing the salaries even more? What will Kenyans do?

Philip said...

Mwarangethe,

I think that additional statement should have been put in a different post since it doesn't come from me. Further my post was edited so much that it nearly lost it's meaning.

The word may has been used several times i the proposed constitution, first being:

"Fundamental Rights and freedoms that may not be limited."...and many others.

There are several things that have not been dealt with explicitly in the constitution, I think out of fear of it's repercussions.

Anonymous said...

Wapi chris & his wknd posts?

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:25,

Chris has been busy trying to get some portion of the YES campaign funds. You can see him trying to look relevant in some of the campaign outings.
Since his readers have been careful not to send him email's that he used to sell to Nigerian cons to make some dollars, he is trying his hand in tailing MPig's. Thats why he has uttered no word concerning the current hot issue of their pay hike.

Anonymous said...

Kenyans abroad never cease to amaze.

Some good wise individual who is against the "Greedy MPs" seeking wages of corruption, call it pay-increase if you will, has posted three pictures of Jakoyo Midiwo working at his first and second place of employment.

They were taken in those days when seeking political office was an exclusive reserve for the well connected, tribal chiefs and diehard Nyayo sycophants.

Talk of humble beginnings, second chances, that have now been sauteed with arrogance, ignorance, greed and a sickening "bwana kubwa" mentality from the Nyayo era.

The photogrpahs are located on one of the familiar Kenyan sites.

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