Video-MPs divided on whether to pay tax or not
The decision to tax MPs has torn parliament down the middle, with some MP’s saying they are ready to play their part in nation building while others are opposed to the move. Embakasi MP Ferdinand Waititu says MPs are better off than most Kenyans, and he sees no reason why they should not pay taxes from their hefty perks. His Gwassi counterpart, John Mbadi, however faults random introduction of backdated taxation saying many MPs have outstanding commitments based on their current pay. Mbadi says reduced earnings are likely to result in a kick back driven house.