𝐒𝐈𝐑𝐈𝐒𝐈𝐀 𝐌𝐄𝐌𝐁𝐄𝐑 𝐎𝐅 𝐏𝐀𝐑𝐋𝐈𝐀𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓 𝐌𝐎𝐕𝐄𝐒 𝐁𝐈𝐋𝐋 𝐒𝐄𝐄𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐎 𝐈𝐌𝐏𝐋𝐄𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓 𝐑𝐄𝐂𝐎𝐌𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐃𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝐁𝐘 𝐀𝐊𝐈𝐖𝐔𝐌𝐈 𝐓𝐑𝐈𝐁𝐔𝐍𝐀𝐋 𝐎𝐍 𝐅𝐎𝐑𝐌𝐄𝐑 𝐌𝐏𝐒 𝐏𝐄𝐍𝐒𝐈𝐎𝐍
Hon. John Walukhe (Sirisia) has moved a Bill that proposes to raise the pension due to former Members of Parliament, who served between 1984 and 2001, to a minimum of Kshs. 100, 000.
The Parliamentary Pensions (Amendment) Bill 2023 is in line with one of the recommendations of the Akiwumi Tribunal which was appointed in January 2009, by the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) to review the terms and conditions of service for Members and employees of Parliament.
"Some former Members of Parliament are languishing in poverty and there is a need to take care of their welfare," reads part of the Bill.
The Tribunal submitted its Report to the House on November 12, 2009. One of the recommendations by the Tribunal was that each of the 500 former MPs be paid the equivalent of 1,000 US Dollars (Kshs100,000 using the exchange rate at that time), as living pension with effect from July 1, 2010.