Kenyans on Twitter expressed their disappointment over comments by Homabay Town MP Peter Kaluma on Tuesday.

The MP, during an interview on Sidebar, claimed that Kenyan MPs were earning meagre pay compared to other countries like India.

"MPs in Kenya are earning the lowest pay compared to other parliaments," the HomaBay Town MP said.

"What is being compared between the MP in India to an MP in Kenya is what the MP in India is getting as an entertainment loan," he added.

However, these comments did not sit well with KOT who called out the MP for comparing legislators in developed countries to Kenya which has a huge wage bill.

Homa Bay Town Member of Parliament Peter Kaluma

Slash salaries

Kenyans suggested the SRC slashes MPs salaries to stomp out the notion that their jobs are prestigious and a way of milking money from the taxpayers.

Kaluma was speaking amid an ongoing petition in which the SRC is seeking to stop the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) from paying MPs house allowances.

Last April the MPs awarded themselves a kSh250,000 monthly house allowance, which will cost taxpayers Sh104 million every month, or Sh1.2 billion annually. 

The Lyn Mengich-chaired commission wants the MPs to refund about Sh700 million already paid out to them.