Kenyan MPs are among the highest paid legislatures in the world; their salaries are even more than what legislatures in some of the most developed countries earn.
As of 2017, the gross salary of an MP in Kenya is Ksh 1.59 million per month. This salary is inclusive of allowances and other benefits.
Apart from the salaries earned by these MPs, car grant is also given to them. This grant amounts to Ksh 5.88 million and is tax free.
The same MPs also pocket Ksh 10,000 per sitting, plus mileage allowances. They are also entitled to health insurance policy.
Most of the MPs are members of parliamentary commissions, meaning that they pocket at least Ksh 10,000 each per sitting.
There are also other hidden benefits of being an MP in Kenya, which usually comes during important sittings.
All these benefits make the position of an MP one of the most sought jobs in Kenya.