A senator is elected to represent and protect the interests of his county in the Senate. He participates in the law-making and approving Bills concerning counties in Kenya. Senators determine the amount of national revenue that goes to the Counties and exercises oversight over the allocated revenue. They also oversight over State Officers.
According to the Salaries and Remuneration Commission ( SRC), a senator in Kenya earns a basic salary of KSh 518,649 and allowances of KSh 222,278 all totalling to a monthly salary of KSh 740,927.