Newly elected MPs have vowed to reject pay cuts proposed by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.
SRC on Monday announced a significant salary cut for state officers, including the President, Deputy President, MPs, CSs and other officials.
The slash by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission is meant to reduce the national wage bill.
According to the review, the President will earn Sh1,443,750 monthly down from Sh1.6 million while Deputy President will be paid Sh1,227,188 monthly.
Cabinet Secretaries will get a salary of Sh924,000 from Sh1,056 000 and Permanent Secretaries will be earning Sh765,000 from Sh874,000.
MPs will earn Sh621,000 from about Sh710,000.
Newly elected MP for Nyali Mohamed Ali is not going to join the bandwagon.
He posted on his Instagram, “I, Mohamed Ali Mohamed do not support any move to increase my salary and that of my fellow elected Members of Parliament. I have fought for equality and fairness all through my career and my first move as a Parliamentarian will not be to enrich myself. “
He continued, “40% of my countrymen live on an average of 10000 shillings or less. I do not see the purpose of an increment without ensuring that we create a legal framework for our countrymen to generate wealth FIRST. Count my vote against this.”
This was echoed by Jaguar – the Mp for Starehe who tweeted, “Just to categorically state; I am not in support of a pay rise. Count me out. #MPsPay #mwamkompya #starehe.”
Their pronouncements had various reactions. Check out some of them.
mwalimuwekesa: Ras moha….we have been seeing and hearing in tvs and radio maisha against many issues that were not well for common citizen’s. Now we Kenyans want to see your stand since you are now a legislature.
mutua_moreen: Now that’s my MP I like you already you are the best, pitia mara kwa mara utusalimie kama vyenye ulikuwa unaomba tukupigie kura, niko tu hapa Kadiria…
Kundgwen tweeted, “Unless you write to assembly clerk not to increase yours and show us the letter, this is PR.
Eunice Nyaga added, “Good but do it on main stream media so that more people can hear you. Please remember to sing the “Kigeugeu song”.