Politics has become the easiest route to rising ranks in economic status of any Kenyan. This is due to admirable pay compared to any other pay in the government office.
Politics serves as the foundation for the country’s political leadership. There are various levels of political leadership, with that of the president being the highest rank.
In Kenya for instance, there are 290 constituencies represented by members of parliament as Kenya’s political leaders.
Responsibilities of members of parliament in Kenya
Members of parliament represent the country in various categories. In the National Assembly, the MPs represent the people in their respective constituencies.
Their major role resonates around government resource allocation in their constituencies.
They also aid in putting in place government projects such as hospitals, tarmac roads, primary schools among other projects.
While in the parliament, members of parliament are responsible in making national laws.
They are also tasked with the duty to Examine the President, Deputy President, and other state officers’ actions.
Due to the many responsibilities assigned to MPs and work load, the kenyan government recently increased their salaries and allowances.
Currently, a member of parliament in Kenya is paid a basic salary of Ksh 400,000, plus allowances.
MP’s Net Salary in Kenya
Net salary represents the total cumulative amount that an employee is entitled to after all deductions have been made. This amounts to about Ksh.685,000 per month for every Kenyan MP.
Is the amount payable to an employee for extra services and well being. A Kenyan MP is entitled to the following allowances, among others.
I. Sitting Allowance
– This forms one of their many benefits. Every MP is paid a monthly sitting allowance of Ksh 100,000.
II. Housing allowance
– Every member of parliament receives Ksh 58,00 to pay for house.
III. Medical allowance
– Amounts to Ksh.60,000
IV. Hardship allowance
– Amounts to Ksh.30,000
N/B; Other additional benefits include security and government vehicles.
Wages for members of Parliament are always paid on schedule and include all allowances. Their salaries have been increased to their maximum levels.
Everyone should therefore apply for such seats and represent their counties.