It has emerged that the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) tried to sweet-talk MPs in a last-ditch effort to convince them not to slash its current budget by Sh125.6 million.
The commission chaired by Ms Lyn Mengich had spent Sh99.19 million on vehicles and transport, Sh20 million refurbishing its offices and Sh2.85 million on domestic, subsistence and other costs without a budget or the approval of the National Treasury as required by law.
It was seeking to have the MPs rationalise the expenditure in the supplementary budget passed last week.
National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale made the revelations in Parliament last Thursday, shortly before Treasury CS Henry Rotich presented the budget highlights for the 2019/20 financial year.
“For the first time, SRC sent me amendments that I carry for them but I told them to come to the House and carry the amendments themselves (sic),” Mr Duale said. His remarks came after it emerged that SRC had written to Mr Rotich, asking him to plead with the MPs to have the money reinstated.