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Kenyans angry after Kuria exposes 'wastage' by Parliament

Martin Murigi
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Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria at a past event. [Source/Moses Kuria]

Netizens have expressed anger after details emerged that Sh400 million will be used by the Kenya Parliament team during the 9th edition of the East African Community Inter-Parliamentary Games in Burundi.

The 'extravagant' budget was exposed by Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses in a satirical post on his Facebook account.

Kuria revealed that a team compromising 320 senators, MPs and parliamentary staffers would use Sh400 million during the games which kick off on Saturday.

The MP sarcastically said Kenya was indeed a great sporting nation and asked the team to ensure taxpayers would get value for their money.

"Bring the medals home, guys. Make every penny of the Sh400 Million expenditure count. Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi must know people," he posted.

The post enraged the online community as Kenyans wondered where the government would get Sh400 million for lawmakers while the national teams have been decrying lack of funding.

"Just the other day harambee starlets were crying for only 50 million to prepare for AFCON but here are our 'honourable' sportsmen/women with a 400 million budget...okay mletee hizo medals zote basi," said Sultan Pengele.

Other netizens said Kenya was bewitched and called for fasting and prayers.

"Kenya parliamentarians are the biggest threat to our economy and security. In fact worse than al-Shabaab," said Paul Ndung'u.

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