President Kenyatta has vowed that will not support MPs’ move to raise their salaries if the Supreme Court validates his election.
Mr Kenyatta on Thursday said he would not sign any Bill passed by MPs raising the lawmakers’ pay and allowances.
“We’re not on the same page… I’ll not endorse any increase even if they want to hate me,” Mr Kenyatta said when he met heads of Catholic schools at Catholic University of Eastern Africa in Nairobi.
“When they were contesting for the seats, they knew the salaries so they cannot turn around even before they are sworn in and start complaining.”
The president was reacting to a plan by MPs to reject the new salary structure by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) that seeks to reduce the public wage bill.