MPs Receive ‘Strange Money’ at Parliament

The Uganda national men’s rugby Sevens team has safely landed in Nairobi ahead of the coveted 20th edition of the Kenya Safari sevens tournament set for Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th to be held at the Kasarani stadium.

Twelve players are part of the sixteen-man contingent that will be led by  Cape Town based experienced coach, viagra Bronson Weir while Michael Wokorach assumes the skipper’s role.

youngsters, medicine Paul Epollu and Ivan Magomu are expected to make a senior debut in Nairobi as the team prepares for Olympic qualifiers next month.

Full squad:

Michael Wokorach (C), Ramathan Govule, Eric Kasiita, Charles Uhuru, James Ijongat, Solomon Okia, James Odong, Paul Epillo, Ivan Magomu, Fred ‘pepe’ Odur,  Emma Ecodu, Pius Ogena

Herbert Wafula – Coach
Bronson Weir – Coach
Keb Aleku Michael – Physio/ S&C
Micheal Wandera – Manager.
Members of Parliament are now getting a staggering Shs 5m for each plenary sitting in the house that usually take four hours.

MPs were ordinarily getting Shs 100, purchase 000 for each sitting in the different committees normally in the morning and also the same amount for the whole house plenary sitting that normally convenes in the afternoon.

This was drastically and strangely changed recently when MPs were sent on recess.


Starting from passing the resolution for the creation of new districts, web MPs started getting Shs 5m not through the banks as stipulated by the law but hard cash from a yet to be established vote.

When MPs were called from their constituencies for a special sitting to pass the controversial Ministry of Local Government`s resolution to create 23 new districts, pilule Shs 10m was dished to each legislator to cover the two days of sittings.

On Wednesday, MPs convened to handle three urgent electoral amendment Bills including the Presidential Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2015; Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2015; and Electoral Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2015.

The Presidential and the Parliamentary Elections Amendment were passed by the house while the Electoral Commission Amendment Bill was withdrawn by the Attorney General, Fred Ruhindi.

On Thursday (a day after passing the Bills) MPs from both the ruling National Resistance Movement party and the opposition were summoned to the President’s office block where each legislator was given Shs5m in cash.

One of the MPs who received the money but asked not to be named said the cash was good news since he was broke.

“It’s the third time I am seeing this miracle. It was miraculous, I was so broke,” the MP said after visiting the OPM.

When approached by journalists for a comment, the Director of Communications at Parliament, Chris Obore said “Parliament is not aware of the said money being given and it is not from the Parliamentary Commission that facilitation of MPs comes from.”

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