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Kenyans furious after MPs reject proposed pay cut

Kenyans online have protested a bid by newly elected MPs to reject pay cuts proposed by the Salary and Remuneration Commission (SRC).

The SRC had unveiled a new pay structure before the elections that slashed MPs salaries from sh710,000 to sh621,250 per month.

Sitting allowances for committee meetings were fixed at a maximum of sh80,000 for members and sh128,000 for chairmen, while mileage reimbursement was  removed.

MPs also lost their car grant of sh5 million and will instead be entitled to a sh7 million car loan in addition to the sh20 million mortgage.

On Wednesday however, Homa Bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga dismissed the review as a public relations gimmick.

He remarks caused ripples online.