‘Post Your Payslip!’ Angry Kenyans Blast MP for Lamenting About Low Salary

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Homa Bay Member of Parliament Peter Kaluma has faced it rough with Kenyans after claiming that Kenyan MPs are the lowest paid in the world.

While speaking in an interview on Tuesday evening, Kaluma claimed that the controversial move by the Parliamentary Service Commission to allocate the 416 legislators Ksh250,000 each month as house allowances must be approved.

Kaluma stated that the basic pay of a Kenyan Member Of Parliament gazzeted in 2013 was only Sh. 316,000 with an annual increment of 10%, today it is Sh. 346,000.

He went ahead to compare Kenyan lawmakers’ salaries with that of the Indian August house.

“If we were unfair or vindictive as members of parliament we would have interfered with their (the SRC) salaries, he added,” he added.

Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) had threatened to go to court to block the increment of salaries by the Members of Parliament maintaining that the move is illegal and that setting and reviewing packages for state officers is legally a reserve of the commission.

Reports have it that, each of the 416 MPs received Sh2.25 million on top of their monthly pay in April being the backdated amount for the contentious allowance.

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For the two houses, taxpayers will now be shouldering an extra burden of  Ksh 104 million every month to house the legislators who already have a subsidized mortgage scheme.

MPs are already entitled to Sh20 million mortgage charged at three per cent. SRC maintains the commission has overstepped its mandate.

Some Kenyans even went further to challenge the MP to post his payslip so that they can ascertain the claims.

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