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Anger over Sonko’s payslip on Facebook

Most Nairobians have reacted angrily to Senator’s Mike Sonko’s move to post his pay slip on his Facebook page.

The senator’s pay slip showed he was donating his net pay to churches.

It indicated that the senator’s pay after tax was Sh532,705 which he donated to various organisations.

Among the beneficiaries of his benevolence were Nairobi Calvary Temple Buruburu (Sh50,000), Pentecostal Church Eastleigh (Sh50,000), AIC Jericho (Sh100,000), PCEA Bahati (Sh100,000), PCEA Kangemi (Sh30,000), FPFK Kibera (Sh30,000), Kawangware Methodist (Sh30,000), PCEA Umoja (Sh30,000), PCEA Kangemi (Sh30,000) and Jesus Winners Roysambu (Sh30,000) among others.

He noted that he would continue giving his salary to such institutions in line with his pre-election promise to dedicate his earnings to assisting the needy.

Reacting to the post, Mr Linus Njagi wrote: “Let them all post their loot for Kenyans to know why the country is almost on its knees — sitting allowance as if they were employed to stand.”

Blogger Wafubwa Mang’oli challenged the Senator to make public his academic credentials to prove that he deserved the pay.

“Let him also post KCPE, KCSE slips and post-secondary certificate for us to ascertain that he genuinely deserves that pay. It took me four years to take under-graduate at KU and two years for postgraduate at Maseno, yet I earn peanuts from the state corporation which I work with. We employed him to work, why should he be paid sitting allowance? In that respect the Government must pay me standing allowance since I lecture while standing,” wrote Mang’oli.

Ms Winnie Nyaga termed the Senator’s move as arrogant: “Pathetic; shows your level of arrogance to the local average man who does not even earn Sh5,000. So how is that helping improve anybody’s life, give us a break with your arrogance and illiteracy!!”

Ambrose Were, however, thanked Sonko for paying his taxes.

 

“Sir, thank you for paying tax. That’s the message I am picking from this slip. Let others read what they can read. Thanks for being that open,” he wrote.

Bernard Munyao however condemned the move, saying that Kenyans needed leaders who would create jobs.