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.