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“Picturespeak”: Obscene Opulence Versus Abject Poverty in Kenya

Many reports indicate that a Kenyan MP can earn over Kshs 850,000 every month (10.5 million a year) in salary, emoluments, travel and sitting allowances in addition to other perks. (Each MP is entitled to a car  grant of Kshs 3.3 million and an interest free loan of Kshs 8 million to purchase a home).

However, an average Kenyan lives on less than 100/- a day. Some people argue that earning differentials do not add up to increased poverty levels and that a sound economic policy is what Kenya needs to develop. What is your take on this?

Click this link for pictures: kenyan-rich-and-poor-scenes.doc 

More info on MPs salaries: http://www.icj-kenya.org/news.asp?ID=51 

Mzalendo: Parliament watchdogs: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6412143.stm 

Posted by Jared Odero

MarchUTCbSat, 17 Mar 2007 07:14:55 +0000000000amSat, 17 Mar 2007 07:14:55 +000007 19, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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