Controversial Mumias East MP Peter Salasya showed off his payslip after receiving his February 2023 salary.
From the payslip shared on Thursday, February 23, the first-time lawmaker earned a gross salary of KSh Ksh1,171,525.
The DAP-K lawmaker who earns a basic salary of KSh 426,000 earned KSh 745,525 in allowances.
From the payslip, the youthful legislator earned an administrative allowance of 134,000 as a KNA member.
As a Member of Parliament, Salasya got a house allowance of KSh 150,000, a sitting allowance of KSh KSh 90,000, a telephone allowance of 15,000, and a Vehicle Fixed Cost of KSh 356, 525.
Despite earning more than KSh 1 million per month, the lawmaker walked home with a paltry KSh 97,000.
In his social media post in which he intended to show why he has a right to demand development most of the MP’s earnings went into taxes.
For instance, Pay As You Earn (PAYE) was among the deductions which saw him the part way with KSh 337,840 and mortgage contributions that amounted to KSh 563,000.
He further paid for his car loan of KSh 89,000 and further made a KSh 53, 676 contribution to the staff pension fund.
Salasya was reacting to Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua’s allegations that the Kenya Kwanza government would be run just like a limited company of shares.
“Let me demonstrate to Hon Aaron Cheruiyot, deputy president Rigathi Gachagua my great friend CS Murkomen that all Kenyans have shares in this country,
“I contribute KSh 300K plus to revenue, and the president is the only our watchman for our contributions, and it’s our right to ask for development,” Mumias East MP said.
The 32-year-old garnered 12,140 votes to win the Mumias East race in the 2022 General Election defeating seasoned politicians.