Kenya

Kenyan Members of Parliament Vote To Raise Their Salaries

Already among the highest paid legislators in the world, vote recommends salary of $10,000 a month

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Kenyan MPs have voted to raise their salaries in defiance of proposals to cut pay.

The vote suggests a monthly salary of about $10,000 (£6,540). The average annual salary in Kenya is about $1,700.

President Uhuru Kenyatta had asked the MPs to accept the pay cuts in order to free up funds for the creation of jobs.

The lawmakers are among the highest paid in the world and their demands triggered angry protests in the lead-up to the vote.