Pay cut for MPs and government officials
Publish date: 17 July 2017
Issue Number: 734
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Kenyan MPs are to get a pay cut intended to reduce the public wage bill. The MPs' $7 200 monthly salary will be cut by 15% and they will lose some generous allowances. The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) said that the salary review was part of a plan to reduce Kenya's public sector wages by 35%. BBC News reports that the average income in Kenya is $150 a month. The new salaries will be effective after the 8 August election. The review will affect pay and allowances of national and county government officials, including the President, whose gross salary has been reduced from $16 000 to $14 000.