Members of Parliament (MPs) have been ordered to refund Sh2.7 billion they allocated themselves as house allowance.
That means MPs will take home less salary come Christmas after the Court of Appeal declined to suspend an order requiring them to refund Sh2.7 billion they allocated themselves as house allowance.
Aggrieved, MPs, clerks of the National Assembly and Senate and PSC moved to Court of Appeal, arguing that the High Court misinterpreted the Constitution on the roles of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission viz a viz those of the PSC.
However, the three judges found that although the MPs had raised a noble issue they did not convince the court that they would suffer if salary cuts were effected.
For 26 months, taxpayers paid Sh104 million each month to MPs illegally.