Around 20 Kenyan parliamentarians have travelled to Russia to attend the World Cup football tournament.

Economy air tickets from Nairobi to Russia cost around $4,000 (Sh400,000) at the moment because of the heavy demand during the World Cup.

Parliament is likely to have paid at least Sh8 million just to book air tickets for the 20 MPs.

The lawmakers are also entitled to daily subsistence allowance.

According to the Salaries and Remuneration Commission ceiling of December 2014, lawmakers in Russia should receive Sh86,200 daily. To provide per diem for 20 MPs in Russia for 12 days would cost Sh20,688,000.

It is not clear if the legislators also had their hotel rooms paid for. Five star hotels in Moscow are charging up to Sh800,000 per night for their best rooms during the World Cup.

Even at Sh50,000 per night, it could cost Sh12,000,000 for hotel rooms for 20 MPs for 12 days.

It is also not clear who is paying for the match tickets. A ticket to watch the World Cup final this Sunday costs around $2,500 ( Sh250,000). It could cost Sh5 million for 20 MPs to watch the final.

Breakdown (estimates)

Flight tickets = Sh8,000,000

Daily allowance = Sh 20,688,000

Accommodation = Sh 12,000,000

Match tickets = Sh 5,000,000

Standard GoK corruption rate %  = 50% of the above

Total taxpayers money lost = ± Sh 70,000,000

 

List of MPs in Russia at the expense of Tax Payers

  1. Millicent Omanga aka Momović 

Political Party : Jubilee

 

2. Senator James Orengo aka Bure Kabisavić 

Political party : ODM/NASA

 

3. Mohammed “Jicho Pevu) aka Sabuni bin Lodgihno

Political Party : Independent + ODM + Jubilee (URP) = Kigeugeu

 

4. Kipchumba Murkomen aka Menović

Political Party : Jubilee (TangaTanga Movement)

 

5. Wafula Wamunyinyi ( Kanduyi),

 

 

6. Sylvanus Maritim (Ainamoi)

Politcal Party : Jubilee

 

 

7. Peter Kaluma (Homa Bay Town)

Political Party: ODM/NASA

 

8. Cleopha Malala ( Kakamega)

 

 

9. Aaron Cheruyiot ( Kericho)

 

 

10. Judy Pareno (Nominated)

 

11. Victor Munyaka (Machakos Town)