Kenyan legislators scheduled for an induction in a Mombasa hotel stormed out of the workshop protesting the delay in the release of the National Government Constituencies Development Fund (NG-CDF).
The MPs who were set for a week’s parliamentary retreat at the Mombasa Pride Inn hotel questioned the delay in the funds saying parents in their respective constituencies who rely on the funds are currently stranded with their children who are supposed to report back to school because of the delay.
Led by Yatta MP Basil Ngui, the MPs who demanded an audience with the Treasury CS Njuguna Ndugu preferred the funds used for hosting the retreat to be redirected to the CDF.
They argued that education comes before everything else and vowed the induction exercise will not proceed before the CDF money is disbursed.
“Education supersedes everything and now there is no induction. We want money…if there is no money then there is no induction,” Ngui said.
“Children from poor families are still at home while children from rich families are in school…for all students to go to school, the government has to release CDF money.”
MPs were scheduled to attend a one-week induction workshop in Mombasa beginning Monday in which they were to be inducted on how to execute their mandate as required of them.