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Friday, 2 July 2010

BBC News - Kenyan MPs vote to join world's best paid lawmakers

BBC News - Kenyan MPs vote to join world's best paid lawmakers: "MPs in Kenya have voted to boost their own salaries, making them among the world's best paid politicians.

Under the new legislation, the Kenyan prime minister will take home over a third more than his British counterpart.

He will also earn almost 10% more than the US president. The vote has provoked anger from the general public and the media, correspondents say.

The parliamentarians have voted to be paid a basic $44,000 (�29,000) a year.

But extra allowances can bring the salary up to up to $126,000 (�84,000) after tax - a rise of 18%."

Don't tell the Lords or the MPs. They will do a Cameron. ie. You can't have people in the public sector paid more than the prime minister. In this case it will be that they are poorly paid compared to third world Mps.

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