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.
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.
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
- 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
Kenyans, look at what you elected. Peter Kaluma is such a disgrace. Why have we allowed members of parliament to speak with such arrogance? Shame on him and every other MP that flew to Russia to watch the World Cup using taxpayers’ cash. pic.twitter.com/i3EHnzDjI8
— M. (@TeddyMunene) July 14, 2018
8. Cleopha Malala ( Kakamega)
9. Aaron Cheruyiot ( Kericho)
10. Judy Pareno (Nominated)
11. Victor Munyaka (Machakos Town)