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Kenya MPs are lazy – earning more than MPs from developed countries

Posted by African Press International on September 8, 2007

Letter to the Kenyan people!

Is this the KENYA You are talking about ?? Why dont you change tactics people go to “ARMED STRUGGLE”

Kenyans are angered as Kenya MPs get huge bonus

The protesters say MPs do not deserve such a huge pay-off
Kenyan MPs have voted to award themselves a $22,000 bonus each at the end of their five-year term in December despite a wave of public condemnation.
The move has been condemned by lawyers and human rights activists who say it is “highly immoral”. They held a protest against the proposal in July.

The bill also legalises huge perks that ministers have been receiving.

MPs had originally wanted a bonus of $98,000 each but the finance minister said the country could not afford this.

Kenya’s 222 MPs already earn more than $10,000 a month in salaries and expenses, much of which is tax-free, in a country where most people live on less than $1 a day.

Many Kenyans see MPs as lazy and self-interested, who often skip parliamentary sessions unless it concerns a pay rise for themselves.

By Mtachaamabhi

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