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.
— Carie (@erica_kakile) August 23, 2017
NEWLY-ELECTED MPs wolves in sheep skin wameenda kutafuta pesa sad!
— daretodream (@PAULmai19370169) August 23, 2017
I expected the Newly-elected MPs to antagonize SRC's proposal. They will fight tooth and nail to restore their slashed remuneration. Watch!!
— Kalenjin Mwitu (@Itswycychoge) August 23, 2017
Can somebody bring a petition so that all these newly elected MPs can be sent parking
— Bonface Maticha (@MatichaBonface) August 23, 2017
Now if Raila truly care for us,let him call for mass action against newly-elected MPs increasing their salaries.
— Opuk Jakinda (@NjugunaWarianu) August 23, 2017
Which specific MP among the Newly-Elected MPs is antagonising the Salary structure according to SCR ?
That MP needs to go back home
— Bruce O Pinnock (@BruceOnyango) August 23, 2017
@gladyswanga While nurses are on strike & patients die waiting for treatment. An ODM MP calls for MP's salary increment.
— Naphtally (@NaphAmbetsa) August 23, 2017
Gladys Wanga should leave the SRC boss alone.
— Murithi Ramires (@murithi_ramires) August 23, 2017
Gladys Wanga is a major let down smh!
— @deejayderrick (@DeejayDerrick) August 23, 2017
— Max Mboya (@maxmboya) August 23, 2017
@gladyswanga you are my county's women rep. But I must say your call to oppose SRC decision on MPs salary is stupid and uncalled for.
— Victor Ochieng (@viktaochi) August 23, 2017