Members of the Mombasa County Assembly are demanding a Sh5 million loan each to purchase “nice cars” and homes in a move aimed to improve their social status.
The MCAs also want the county government to allocate them posh offices that befit their stature as "honourable people" in order to save them the agony of meeting their electorates in their houses or under ‘cashew nut and mango trees’.
“We want the monies to be enhanced so that we can use Sh2 million for a nice car and Sh3 million for mortgage. Those are the privileges we have as MCA’s. We are not hunting for votes to go knock on electorates’ doors. They need to come and see us in our offices,” Tudor ward representative Tobias Samba Otieno said in a statement.
Mr Otieno, a businessman, said it was unfortunate that the MCAs had resorted to meeting the electorates under trees due to lack of offices.