MPs urge part-time commissions service to tame growing wage bill
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Nairobi, July 20 -- Members of Parliament (MPs) are proposing to have all constitutional commissions and independent offices' office holders serve on a part-time basis.
The National Assembly's Finance and National Planning says the plan if passed would address the ballooning wage bill as Kenya grapples with a bloated workforce.
In the Commission on Revenue Allocation (Amendment) Bill, 2023, it wants to revert all the 10 Chapter Fifteen Commissions office holders to serve part-time.
The lawmakers backed the proposal while scrutinising the Bill sponsored by Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa.
"Each commission shall constitute at least three but not more than nine members," reads the Bill.
"There are many constitutional commissions and commissio...
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