Trans Nzoia county Assembly Speaker Joshua Werunga. PHOTO|COURTESY
Residents have expressed outrage at claims that MCAs are to spent over Sh16 million on a study trip to Kigali, Rwanda.
All the Trana nzoia MCAs, on sunday left for Rwanda for a Nine-day study trip that residents said was a burden to the taxpayer.
The ward representatives will be in Kigali to learn about the 1994 genocide.
But the MCAs have dismissed claims that the trip was extravagant, insisting that their per diem for the excursion was modest.
The County Assembly Speaker Joshua Werunga, defended the 9-day foreign trip describing it as an enlightening experience to the MCAs.
“The MCAs will get lessons about genocide and its consequences and when they come back they will have picked lessons and learnt the importance of peace,”said Werunga.
The trip sparked a furore on social media, with many saying the expenditure could have instead been allocated to other priority projects.
The Speaker however downplayed the concerns, noting that the expenditure had been well budgeted for and would only cover per diems and logistics.
During their stay in Rwanda, the MCAs are expected to visit Genocide memorial sites.