Outrage As MPs Refuse To Take Pay Cut

Parliament. / COURTESY

pay cutMembers of Parliament (MP) on Wednesday refused to have their pay cut.

The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) had recommended that Mps have their pay slashed to reduce the wage bill.

Speaking to the media, Homabay Woman Representative, Gladys Wanga said that they would not allow themselves to be reduced to beggars.

Newly elected Kiambu Woman Representative and former Kameme Fm presenter, Gathoni Wamuchomba also said Mps only want to be honoured for who they are.

Starehe Mp, Charles Njagua was however not in support of the legislators asking for a pay rise.

”Just to categorically state; I am not in support of a pay rise. Count me out.”

Read: Pay Cuts For IEBC Officials After Conducting General Elections

SRC gazetted the pay cut recommendation for all state officials before the elections.

All state officials had their salaries slashed including that of the President and his deputy, a move Uhuru Kenyatta welcomed.

SRC’s goal is to bring the wage bill that stands at 52 per cent to sustainable levels of below 35 per cent.

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