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Storm over MPs, Senators enjoying World Cup at ‘taxpayers’ expense’ – PHOTOS

LEFT: Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga. RIGHT: Siaya Senator James Orengo. PHOTO | COURTESY
LEFT: Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga. RIGHT: Siaya Senator James Orengo. PHOTO | COURTESY
Kenyans angry following media claims that a group of lawmakers are in Russia to watch the World Cup at taxpayers' cost.

Kenyans have camped on social media top vent their anger following media claims that a group of Senators and MPs have gone to Russia to watch the World Cup reportedly at taxpayers’ cost.

The Star newspaper broke the story before photos soon emerged on social media showing the legislators having the time of their lives in Russia.

In one such photo, Senators James Orengo and Millicent Omanga were pictured in a stadium watching the semi-final match between England and Croatia on Wednesday night.

Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga with a section of Croatian fans. PHOTO | COURTESY
Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga with a section of Croatian fans. PHOTO | COURTESY

The legislators who travelled Russia for the World Cup are Senators Cleophas Malala and Aaron Cheruiyot, Members of Parliament Peter Kaluma, Wafula Wamunyinyi and Victor Munyaka.

They are also expected to watch the final match between France and Croatia at the Luzhiniki stadium in Moscow.

Senator Millicent Omanga in a stadium in Russia. PHOTO | COURTESY
Senator Millicent Omanga in a stadium in Russia. PHOTO | COURTESY

Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Achesa has said the ministry recommended only six MPs from the Sports Committee, but media reports claim up to 20 legislators have travelled to Russia at taxpayers’ expense.

Here are some of the comments by angry Kenyans.

https://twitter.com/ConsumersKenya/status/1017266564511535104

https://twitter.com/MahiaMutua/status/1014459221738483712

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