• Chairperson Lyn Mengich announced during a meeting with the Editor's Guild at the Sarova Stanley on Thursday.
• Sitting allowances have been removed together with car grants, which be replaced with a transport facilitation allowance.
The Salaries and remuneration Commission has abolished sitting allowances for Members of Parliament in plenary.
Chairperson Lyn Mengich announced during a meeting with the Editor's Guild at the Sarova Stanley on Thursday.
The Salaries commission on Wednesday gazetted new salaries for elective positions, across the country as well as allowances for individuals who will hold the offices.
"Sitting allowances for plenary session; is abolished and ceases to be payable," the notice reads in part.
Sitting allowances have been removed together with car grants, which be replaced with a transport facilitation allowance.
MPs cars will be maintained by themselves, not the state.
Mengich said the remuneration shall be payable upon assumption of office of State officers in the 13th Parliament.
"The monthly remuneration is fixed for the term of office of a Member of Parliament, unless reviewed and set by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission," she said.
She noted that the remunerations takes into account the reviewed job evaluation grading and includes compensation for plenary sitting.
Mengich further said that for purposes of gratuity and pension, the pensionable emolument shall be based on the set monthly basic salary.
She added that the deconsolidated remuneration structure is in compliance with the Judgment of the Court in Nairobi, ELRC Petition 29 of 2019.2.
Senate and National Assembly members who serve in Committees shall be paid Committee Sitting allowance as follows:
The Chairperson will be getting Sh15,000 per sitting up to a maximum of Sh240,000 per month.
The Vice-Chairperson will be getting Sh12,000 per sitting up to a maximum of Sh192,000 per month.
Members will receive Sh7,500 per sitting up to a maximum of Sh120,000 per month.
The MPs will also be getting house allowances of Sh150,000, basic allowances of Sh426,000 and their gross will be Sh710,000.
"The basic salary is 60 percent of the gross salary set."
“Every aggrieved party has a right to go to court. We have a strong legal team. We’ve won many cases like the one on house allowance. MPs are coming in on a new contract,” Mengich said.