President Uhuru Kenyatta has declined to sign into law the Pension’s Amendment Bill from the Parliament that was intended to give the ex-MPs a monthly pay of Sh100, 000.
Minority leader John Mbadi sponsored this bill targeting the MPs who served between 1984 and 2001.
Uhuru disagreed with the clause on money saying making it a law would require the taxpayer to part with Sh444 million.
The President also said Mbadi and Parliament as a whole had ignored the role of the Salaries and remuneration commission that should consider and recommend salaries and commissions for all state officers.
There was also the risk of other members of the public service demanding higher pensions.
To defeat the President’s decision, two thirds of the MPs must vote for it.