Bench to hear petition challenging MPs allowances yet to be appointed


Justice Weldon Korir has told parties in the case challenging the payment of Sh 250000 monthly in house allowances to MPs that the Chief Justice is yet to appoint a bench to hear the petition.

Speaking Monday, Justice Korir said that will however be mentioned on July 25th to confirm whether the bench has been appointed.

The salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) had sued the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) over the payment of the allowances.

The judge said it was consent of parties, the Deputy Registrar of the High Court was directed to forward to CJ the file for consideration on a bench comprising an odd number of judges.

The parties were given seven days to file their responses together with written submissions to allow the expeditious disposal of the petition that was certified urgent by Judge John Mativu on May 29.

The court was further told that PSC has filed an application seeking to set aside the interim order obtained by SRC, the judge saying the application will heard alongside the petition.