Nairobi Speaker: I didn’t ask for mansion with pool, I live in a bigger house

Nairobi County Speaker Beatrice Elachi has denied ever asking for a posh mansion located in an upmarket location that has a swimming pool o...

LEFT: Nairobi Speaker Beatrice Elachi.

Nairobi County Speaker Beatrice Elachi has denied ever asking for a posh mansion located in an upmarket location that has a swimming pool on the backyard.

Ms Elachi has reached out to Nairobi News to explain that the executive mansion is not meant to meet her taste, but will be official residence of any holder of the Speaker’s office.

If it was up to her, she would rejected the house, she said.

Tender documents posted on the Nairobi County Assembly web site outline that the Speaker’s mansion must be located within ‘designated UN Blue Zones’.

The zones boast high number of expatriates—mostly the nearly 5,000 employees working at the global headquarters of the United Nations Environmental Programme, UN Habitat among other agencies as well as international organisations.

GATED COMMUNITY

The documents say Speaker’s mansion must be located within a gated community with a private swimming pool, at least 200 metres from the main road with a paved access road six metres wide with street lighting.

Speaking to Nairobi News, Ms Elachi assuaged concerns that she had demanded for a house that meets her personal preferences.

“This posh girl has lived in Lavington to over 25 years in a bigger house than the one being bought by the county. Have I been living on a tree for me to demand for a house?” Ms Elachi posed.

She said she does not need city’s taxpayers to fund her house.

“Nairobians are suffering a lot and the notion that the speaker is buying a house is just in bad taste. I have a big house with a swimming pool and my agenda is not just a big house,”said Ms Elachi.

HOUSE ALLOWANCE

County Speakers are entitled to a monthly house allowance of sh150,000.

The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) had last year ordered all 47 counties to stop paying rent for Governors and the Speakers from June 30, 2018 and instead construct houses for them.

In an earlier interview, County Assembly clerk Jacob Ngwele said they will comply with the order.

“There is a circular that by June 30, 2018 we will stop paying rents for the Speaker but instead construct houses for them. If a county has land they should start constructing, but for us in Nairobi we will just purchase a house in any part of the county,”said Mr Ngwele.

The post Nairobi Speaker: I didn’t ask for mansion with pool, I live in a bigger house appeared first on Nairobi News.

COMMENTS

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER

Name

All News,1,Business,272,Churchil Live Show,1,Daily post Kenya,1,Entertainment,1139,Featured,1,Global News,425,Kenya Daily Post,1,Kenya news,3550,Kenyan Daily Post,1,Kenyan Jobs,631,KTN Kenya Headlines,1,KTN Live stream,2,Lifestyle,78,Live TV,9,M-Pesa,4,News,2,NTV Kenya Headlines,1,Politics,1639,Radio,1,Radio Stations,21,Showbiz,394,Sports,3476,Standard Media,1,Trending,12,Trending News,18,Tuko News Kenya,1,videos,3,
ltr
item
Standard News Kenya - Kenya's Largest News Rss Portal.: Nairobi Speaker: I didn’t ask for mansion with pool, I live in a bigger house
Nairobi Speaker: I didn’t ask for mansion with pool, I live in a bigger house
http://ift.tt/2ADZHBt
Standard News Kenya - Kenya's Largest News Rss Portal.
http://www.standardnewskenya.com/2018/01/nairobi-speaker-i-didnt-ask-for-mansion.html
http://www.standardnewskenya.com/
http://www.standardnewskenya.com/
http://www.standardnewskenya.com/2018/01/nairobi-speaker-i-didnt-ask-for-mansion.html
true
6771108554126501475
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy