Kenya’s parliament is in the hot seat for excessive expenses for interior decorating. The legislative chamber’s $11 million re-furb includes new chairs for MPs at $3,000 each. The government maintains the fancy furnishings actually represent civil service savings, since the chairs would have cost $5,000 each if they hadn’t been made in prison workshops.
Kenya’s government says the make-over was needed so Parliament could enter the digital age. Technologists are eager to examine the posterior-controlled computer interface provided by the plushy red chairs.
“Kenyan MPs get new $3,000 seats,” BBC News
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