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Budget unit names MCAs with highest sitting perks

Agnes Odhiambo, Controller of Budget. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Agnes Odhiambo, Controller of Budget. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Trans Nzoia ward representatives received the highest amount in sitting allowances in quarter one as four counties breached pay caps, according to a new report that shows how devolved units will this year spend Sh3.3 billion on meeting fees.

The Controller of Budget’s report shows that on average each MCA in Trans Nzoia was paid Sh171, 400 per month in the one quarter to September.

Their 40 counterparts in Vihiga spent the least on sitting allowances relative to other devolved units with an average monthly pay of Sh24, 798.

On average, each of Kenya’s 2, 267 MCAs pocketed Sh93, 857 in sitting allowances for the year under review.