- In August, the Supreme Court of Kenya declared CDF illegal.
- The MP urged the Judiciary to be sensitive to the needs and aspirations of Kenyans, listen to the people even as they listen to activists.
Majority Leader Kimani Ichung'wah has said he is afraid of going into his Kikuyu office following the declaration of CDF as illegal.
Speaking in Parliament, the MP said on a regular Monday, about 105 members of his constituency camp at his office looking for bursaries.
"I am afraid of stepping into my constituency office in Kikuyu. Every Monday, out of about 120 to 150 people, who patronise that office, 105 are looking for bursaries. I do not have the funds," he said.
Ichung'wah said the funds will only benefit millions of Kenyans and not members of Parliament.
"Unless those who sponsor court cases can tell us that the government has adequate funds to ensure that education is completely free, then we have no choice but to have CDF in place, to benefit the children who are suffering," he said.
The MP urged the Judiciary to be sensitive to the needs and aspirations of Kenyans, listen to the people even as they listen to activists.
"Many Kenyans will tell you that they have benefitted from the CDF," he said.
Earlier this month, the MPs threaten to go on a strike if the money was not disbursed to their respective constituencies.
Minority Leader Opiyo Wandayi asked parliamentarians not to engage in any business of the house, if the funds are not disbursed.
“This is not an empty threat. Failure to do that, I will be moving members of the House to refrain from any talk of recess. Secondly, to refrain from any engagements on any business, until and unless NG-CDF funds are disbursed,” he said.
In August, the Supreme Court of Kenya declared CDF illegal.
The apex court ruled that allowing MPs to manage the funds is against the Division of Revenue and Public Finance law.
“A declaration is hereby made that the Constituency Development Fund Act, 2013 is unconstitutional,” the verdict given by the five-judge bench read.