MCA salary and allowances in Kenya
2 months ago, 11 Oct 10:10
Members of County Assembly (MCAs) rank high in the political ladder based on their monthly salary. Sources indicate that these officials receive higher pay that surpasses earnings of most lawyers and doctors. MCA compensation package includes basic salary, allowances, and accrued benefits adding up to an excess of KShs. 400,000 every month. So, what is the standard MCA salary in Kenya? While it is still hard to determine the amount of money received by MCAs, Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) has given crucial suggestions as discussed below.
SRC directly regulates and determines salaries received by civil servants, Members of Parliament, teachers, Senators, MCAs, and other categories of Civil Servants. The commission recently unleashed a new salary scale that recommends an MCA basic salary of about KShs. 123,750 for all members of county assembly. after factoring in all allowances.
Limitless controversies are surrounding MCA salaries making it harder to ascertain the exact amount of money that goes into the pockets of these county legislatures. Back in 2013, MCA salary per month was fixed at 79,000. It took relentless protests for the MCAs to receive a raise of up to KShs. 123,000. There are satisfactory pointers to the fact that MCA pockets up to KShs. 800,000 considering lucrative allowances. International travels and regular meetings are some of the Kenyan MCA allowances that account for a more significant part of the salary.
MCA earnings from across the counties reflect a thrilling picture that indicates vast disparities. The controller of the budget revealed facts that confirm these differences in the limelight of devolution. The report suggests that every Member of the County Assembly in . These figures sharply contrast with their counterparts in Isiolo County who receives a monthly sitting allowances of about KShs. 17,219. West Pokot Members of the County Assembly also feature among top earners despite the fact the county is famine-stricken. MCAs in West Pokot receive a monthly payment of 238, 564 as sitting allowances. Nyamira County Assembly members follow closely with a salary scale of KShs. 237, 037 while Uasin Gishu MCAs receive KShs.196, 748 each month. On average an MCA should pocket a minimum of about KShs. 400,000 in salary. The figure explains why many Kenyans have suddenly developed an interest in politics especially the MCA position.
In the past year, SRC under the oversight of . The proposed figure sought to lower the pay from KShs. 165,000 resulting in a slight drop in the gross pay. Many Kenyans criticized the new propositions as insufficient considering the amount that the MCAs will carry home from their international tours that amount to wastage of resources in most cases.
Budgetary controller and MPs. Her move sought to save the state and counties from rampant resource mismanagement. The step has also tamed bloated wage bill for continued development.one of the budgetary reports ranked Homabay as the second runners-up in granting meeting allowances. Trans Nzoia came second with KShs. 123, 649 while Samburu and Garissa followed closely ...
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