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Lavish lifestyle of Kenyan legislators amazes South African MP

south African MP Nqabayomzi Kwankwa

Kenyan politicians have been known for their exorbitant lifestyle at the expense of the Taxpayers. On Thursday, February 6, 2020, Nqabayomzi Kwankwa a South African MP took to social media in an attempt to compare their treatment and their Kenyan equals.

The MP is in the country for a consultative meeting together with various MPs from African countries had the opportunity to interact with nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura Who hails from Ruiru, Kiambu County.

Kwankwa noted the presence of a driver, bodyguard, personal assistant, researcher, communications officer and administration assistant accorded to a Kenyan MP which is not available to South African legislators.

“Spending a day with Hon. Dr Mwaura today in Nairobi, I realized that I am an MP for a wrong country” stated the Member of Parliament. The South African legislator is also deputy president of the UDM opposition party.

“MPs here have a driver, a bodyguard, a PA, a researcher, a communication officer & an admin assistant, In SA, we fend for ourselves. We don’t even have PAs” posted Nqabayomzi.

A Kenyan MPs take home Sh710, 000 as basic salary and a number of allowances that includes mileage, sitting, responsibility perks. In total every member is paid a minimum of Sh1,378, 000 where they  also enjoy a Sh5 million official car grant scheme to buy luxury cars every five-year term, a personal car loan from the government of as much as Sh7 million repayable at an all-time low interest of three per cent interest.

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