Kenyan Members of parliament want the National assembly to be fitted with an ultramodern health club facility.
Among the facilities that the MPs want in the health club are a sauna, jacuzzi, massage parlor, steam baths, salon, and barbershop.
The ultramodern facilities, the MPs say, will help them reduce stress and rejuvenate their overworked bodies and minds.
Inside the facility, the legislators also want a public health section, that should be equipped with the latest medical diagnostic machines.
According to the committee chaired by Nyaribari Masaba MP Ezekiel Machogu, the facility will help the National Assembly members perform their duties by maintaining their physical and psychological health.
“For effective resumption of the health club services, the proposed renovations and refurbishment should be completed. PSC should refurbish the current health club in compliance with the protocols and guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health on containment of Covid,” reads the parliamentary report.
Parliament will then employ experts to work on the facility on a 5-year contract upon satisfactory performance.
The demands by the MPs will mean that the taxpayers might have to dig deep into their pockets to facilitate the luxurious wellness of their elected leaders.
In the 2021 budget released by treasury CS Ukur Yatani, the National Assembly members stood out as one of the huge beneficiaries.
Taxpayers have to dig deep into their pockets to facilitate the MPs budget that rose by KSh266 million in the 2021- 2022 financial year.
The budget also highlighted that President Uhuru Kenyatta and the 416 MPs will walk away with close to Sh1 billion in gratuity payments when the Jubilee administration’s term ends in August 2022.
The Head of State himself is going to take home KSh72 million in gratuity payment as it is a norm for other retired presidents.