Current salaries, benefits and new demands by Kenyan MPs

Kenyan Senate in Session
Kenyan Senate in Session

The Kenyan Legislators are among the best paid Law makers in the world. But, still the Kenyan Law Makers are currently demanding for more perks and benefits.


Currently, the Kenyan, Members of Parliament, MPs, are entitled to, among others, :

  • A salary of up to KShs. 1.2 Million per month.
  • A Kshs. 20 Million Mortgage facility at an interest rate of 3% per Year; repayable in 5 years.
  • Mileage allowance to cater for transport costs to the Constituency.
  • A car grant of Kshs. 7 million.
  • A family medical Insurance Scheme covering:
    • Inpatient costs up to Kshs. 10 million.
    • Out patient cost up to Kshs. 300,000
    • Maternity costs up to Kshs. 150,000
    • Dental care of up to Kshs. 75,000
  • An expanded medical cover to include more than one wife and the extended family.
  • Increased travel allowances.
  • Expanded constituency outreach programme; on top the current National  Government’s Constituency Development Fund, CDF.
  • A rent free government house or greatly enhanced monthly house allowance.
  • Allocation of government vehicles.
  • Increased allowances while on foreign and internal trips.
  • Kshs. 5,000 allowance for every sitting.
Cartoon (Courtesy)- The ever unsatisfied MPs
Cartoon (Courtesy)- The ever unsatisfied MPs

Composition of the twelve Parliamentary Service Commission:

The Commission consists of the Speaker of the National Assembly, as the Chairman, seven Members appointed by Parliament and one Woman and one Man appointed by Parliament from persons who are experienced in Public affairs but are not Members of Parliament. The Clerk of the Senate is the Secretary to the Commission.

  1. The Hon. Adan Keynan, M.P. – Member
  2. The Hon. Benson Momanyi, M.P. – Member
  3. The Hon. George Khaniri, M.P. – Member
  4. The Hon. Aisha Jumwa, M.P. – Member
  5. The Hon. Aaron Cheruiyot, M.P – Member
  6. The Hon Dr. Lorna Mumelo,- Member
  7. Mr J. M. Nyegenye – Clerk of the Senate Secretary to PSC (Parliamentary Service Commission)


  1. […] The Orange Democratic Movement, ODM, leader (H.E Raila Odinga) has castigated the recent clamor for higher perks by Members of Parliament, MPs. through a press statement by his his Secretary today, Hon Raila says that he ‘is deeply disturbed by attempts by Members of Parliament to raise their pay and related perks at a time the country is going through a difficult economic phase.’ Raila’s statement comes after the MPs passed a bill to increase their benefits, amid protests by Kenyans. Kenyan Legislators are considered to be one of the highest paid MPs, worldwide, currently.  Read more details here: Current salaries, benefits and new demands by Kenyan MPs. […]


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