World Cup 2018: Kenya snub during MPs’ trip

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Senator Millicent Omanga attended a Croatia-England semi-final

Kenyans have reacted furiously to news that 20 MPs have trafficked to watch a World Cup during a taxpayers’ expense.

They are examination 4 games, including a final, in a two-week outing to Russia estimated to be costing hundreds of thousands of US dollars.

The MPs held a courtesy of Kenyans when they posted selfies in a stadium.

Sports Minister Rashid Echesa told a BBC he had certified customarily 6 MPs to travel, to assistance know how to organize such large events.

Kenya have never competent for a World Cup final and are now ranked 112 out of 206 nations by football’s universe ruling body, Fifa.

However, Kenya is one of a world’s many successful entertainment nations and has submitted a bid to horde a 2023 World Athletics Championships.

But many Kenyans suspicion a outing was a rubbish of income in a nation where a normal chairman lives on $150 (£113) a month.

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Twitter post by @ChogoErastus: It is customarily in kenya where a taxpayers income is used to promote 20 MPS in universe crater fiesta-Russia. Unfortunately they can't even attend a internal football duty to welcome internal talent though are bustling flash their cinema in Russia. Somehow we have been misled #Big4InawezaImage Copyright @ChogoErastus

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Twitter post by @Ken_Int: It's their shortcoming to know sports, how to horde such general tournamentsWill they be around if and when Kenya will able of hosting such games? around @TheStarKenyaImage Copyright @Ken_Int

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Twitter post by @owidi5: Kenya is drowning in debt and nonetheless we can send “officials” to a World Cup. Even England didn’t send any. Somebody save us! 😳Image Copyright @owidi5

One of those who travelled, Senator Millicent Omanga, positively seemed to be enjoying herself.

Skip Facebook post by Senator Millicent Omanga, Mama Miradi.

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Speaker of Parliament Justin Muturi pronounced that a MPs sat on possibly a sports and work committees, and were sent along with some members of a parliamentary football team, Bunge FC.

Senate Clerk Jeremiah Nyegenye, who is conduct of a Parliamentary Service Commission that determines a responsibilities and arrangement of legislators, shielded a trip.

“It is their shortcoming to know sports, how to horde such general tournaments,” a Star journal quotes him as saying. “This is not a holiday and it is too uncomplicated to demeanour during it as a joyrider mission.”

A parliamentary source has told a BBC that members of council customarily transport initial class.

When travelling on central business, Kenyan MPs are entitled to daily allowances for losses of around $1,000.

Kenyan MPs are believed to be among a best paid in a universe though final year they got a 15% compensate cut to $6,100 a month.

They also mislaid some of their inexhaustible allowances, such as for mileage and attending parliament.