BBCNEWS: “Cabinet posts attract a monthly salary of nearly (US) $18,000 (£9,000). Assistant ministers earn a bit less – just over $15,000.

The new prime minister and two new deputy prime ministers will be paid more. So salaries alone will cost the Kenyan taxpayer $1.5m a month.

Ministers and their assistants also get allowances – that adds another $210,000 a month to the bill.

To add insult to injury, the Kenyan exchequer only claws back a little in tax: only around $3,000 of the ministers’ income is treated as taxable income.”


“The average wage in Kenya is just $400 dollars per year.”

I wonder how much Prime Minister Meles and his ministers make.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: