Greedy Senators now want Sh2.4 million a month & four-wheel-drive cars

Posted: September 3, 2014 in Politics/Current issues
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President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto with Jubilee Senators at State House (Standard)

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto with Jubilee Senators at State House (Standard)

Your Senator could soon be earning a total of Sh2.4 million a month from their current  Sh532,000 basic salary if a proposal by 67 legislators to increase their allowances is accepted 

The Senators are asking for an increase in their allowances running into millions of shillings. This allowances they say is necessary to serve the public. This new demands will cover their office expenses and a special allowance, one-off allocation to furnish their offices and buy off-road vehicles.

According to a proposed pay structure seen by the Nation Newspaper which  is expected to be submitted to the PSC on Thursday for approval,each senator will get Sh780,000 for “personnel emoluments”, while senators in counties with more than four constituencies will earn 10 per cent more for each additional constituency, meaning, a senator representing a county with 10 constituencies will be paid an additional Sh468,000.

Another proposal is Sh420,000 a month for “office consumables and operations”. This will presumably go to pay for office items such as stationery and tea.

They are also demanding for a Sh500,000 “county allowance” to be given to the 47 elected senators. Now they want a Sh168,000 monthly allocation for office rent in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu, and Sh140,000 for other counties.

Elected senators are asking that taxpayers buy them four-wheel-drive cars, which will remain parked at the county offices when the lawmakers are in Nairobi.

In total, the lawmakers could get at least Sh2.4 million — and a nice car. (Source: Nation

Well, welcome to Kenya, This are the same Senators who have in the past condemned MCAs and governors for being greed. Does greed have a different meaning now?. Come to think of it, What have senators done for us lately or even since it was set up?

Now they want to milk Kenyans off their money by asking for this hefty perks. Doctors are going on strike for nor being payed. Teachers also have issued a 21 day notice for the same reason, not being payed. 

 

 

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Comments
  1. Those who know Kenya well know it as a country that is doing poorly economically with choking unemployment rates, poverty levels close to 50%, high crime rate e.t.c.
    Not long ago, Kenya was appealing for food aid to feed its hungry? But this friend of mine from the UK is not convinced, “because Kenya is a pretty rich country”.
    This guy has been to Nairobi and there were massive skyscrapers and flashy cars. Then he was on safari to the Masai Mara and didn’t see any poor people, then ended up in a Mombasa hotel, which was sheer luxury, by any standards. Then after reading a few kenyan newspapers while on his stay in kenya he discovers that Kenyan lawmakers are some of the highest the highest paid in the World with the least earning about $169,125 in salary and allowances (before the latest increases) for working for only 58 days a year with a huge chunk of that being untaxed as well as a car grant and a free mortgage. Kenyan lawmakers earns almost three times the pay of a British MPs. After all if the government can afford to pay its lawmakers such huge perks can definitely feed its hungry.
    Food for thought

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