Nakuru senator-elect Tabitha Karanja Keroche has called for the introduction of a kitty for senators to fuel their vehicles.
Speaking at an interdenominational church service at Larmudiac High School in Njoro, Nakuru County, on Sunday, Karanja appealed to President-elect William Ruto to create the kitty once he assumes office.
The newly elected senator argued that the Senate office is highly underfunded, saying that they need fuel to traverse their counties.
“I have taken up this Senate job and I have found out that there is not even a small fund one is given. I need to traverse everywhere, from Kuresoi South to Kuresoi North, to advise the governor on value addition matters,” Karanja said during the service attended by Ruto and other Kenya Kwanza leaders.
“I want to humbly request our fifth president to look into the Senate kitty and put something in it, something small to fuel our cars so that we can monitor the county and leave a mark when we are leaving our offices.”
Karanja won the Nakuru senatorial seat on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party ticket after garnering 442,864 votes, flooring her main rival Jubilee’s Lawrence Karanja, who managed 163,625 votes.