Village elders set to earn a monthly salary after Parliament passes motion


Kibwezi West Member of Parliament, Mwengi Mutuse has successfully petitioned a motion where the national government will pay village elders a monthly salary.

Mutuse stated that the MPs unanimously passed the motion, which was debated in the House.

“We now move to implementation. I’m happy the CS Interior Hon. Kithure Kindiki, as evidenced during his approval hearing is already aligned, save for the amounts and modalities,” he stated.

The Maendeleo Chap Chap MP urged the National Government through the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Administration to establish all existing villages as administrative units, recruit  and enumerate the existing village elders as administrative officers.

He added that villages are well recognised as administrative units under Section 14 of the National Government Coordination Act No.1 of 2013.

He said  that village elders are not paid, contrary to Article 41 of the Constitution on fair labour practices, despite offering services to the public.

“Village Elders do interact with citizens at the lowest level of the society hence their recognition is in the public interest, and their remuneration has been long overdue,” he added.

He, however, did not disclose the amount that will be allocated to the village elders and whether it would be raised by taxpayers.

Related posts

DCI dismisses as false claims that the officers who arrested Gachagua have been fired after the former Mathira MP rose to power.

News Today Reporter

ODM leader Raila Odinga to grace a cultural event where Luo elders will be hosted by their Kikuyu counterparts in Nyeri

News Today Reporter

Police launch crackdown on vehicles with illegal LED lights, blinding lamps and red and blue flickers

News Today Reporter

Special memorial service for Queen Elizabeth II held in Nyeri as President Ruto leaves for the UK to attend the funeral

News Today Reporter

Police officers in trouble for supervising eviction of people in Nakuru, DP Gachagua vows to teach them a lesson

News Today Reporter

Retired President Uhuru visits childrens’ homes, presents Xmas gifts

News Today Reporter