The Salaries and Remuneration Commission and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission may be sued for unpaid dues.The Ward Representative Association of Kenya has threatened to over unpaid dues during their constitutional terms as Members of County Assemblies.
According to the Chairman of the board, Jabus Oduor, their agreement should expire next year March saying MCA’s are entitled to receive fully pay until their five years contract is done.
“On behalf of over 2000 member MCA’s who form our membership we will be taking every lawful step to fight for and secure our legal dues,” said Oduor.
Oduor who is the former Kongowea Member of County Assembly blamed the IEBC for not communicating with the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) and Ward Representative Association of Kenya (WRAK) prior to scheduling the ward elections on August 8 so as to guarantee they serve their term fully.
“While it was within IEBC’s power to plan the General Election on August 8, it would have been far-sighted for them to communicate with Salaries and Remuneration Commission, Ward Representative Association of Kenya and other constitutionally mandated bodies within on the provisions of Article 177 (4) of the constitution which puts the term in office of a Member of a County Assembly at 5years,” said Oduor.
Oduor said that they support the decision of High Court that found Members of the County Assembly entitled to receive pay in their full constitutional term.
Conversely the verdict by the High Court was overturned by Court of Appeal after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and the Attorney General appealed.
The Members of the County Assembly both sitting and those who were ousted, are seeking the dues amounting to between Sh 1million to Sh1.8million per member.