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The Speaker of the National Assembly remuneration (salary & allowances)

Friday, September 9th, 2022 at 1:35 AM (EAT)

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The Speaker of the National Assembly remuneration (salary & allowances)
Moses Wetangula on his first day as Speaker of National Assembly of Kenya

The Speaker of the National Assembly in Kenya is the third in command, after the President and the Deputy President. Similarly, he is also the third most paid state officer, enjoying hefty packages and benefits.

The Speaker of the National Assembly enjoys a monthly pay of Ksh1,160,000 while the deputy takes home Ksh924,000.

As an ex-officio Member of Parliament, the Speaker of the National Assembly is elected by other Members of Parliament. His role is to preside over debates and ensuring that the tradition of parliament proceedings is maintained.

Below is a breakdown of  what the Speaker is expected to enjoy.

The Speaker Of the National Assembly Salary And Allowances
Basic Salary Ksh 696,000
House Allowance Ksh 250,000
Market Adjustment Ksh 214,000
Total Salary Per Month Ksh 1,160,000

Other benefits, according to the National Assembly Remuneration Act, Chapter 5, are:

  • the Speaker shall be entitled to travel business class in the case of air travel and in the case of railway, the he shall be entitled to travel first class.
  • Motor Vehicle Reimbursement of Ksh7,550,000 for official car based on engine capacity not exceeding 3000cc to undertake official duties. The Motor Vehicle Reimbursement is payable once in a parliamentary term and is inclusive of all taxes.
  • For the medical benefit for self, spouse and up to four children shall be entitled to inpatient (Ksh10 million), outpatient (Ksh 300,000) maternity (Ksh150,000) dental (Ksh100,000) and optical (Ksh100,000).
  • A motor vehicle purchase allowance at Ksh3.3 million will be payable once during the Parliamentary term of five years.
  • A car maintenance allowance in respect of motor vehicle purchased and pursuant to the amount used at the rate of Ksh900,000 per year.
  • The office bearer further enjoys medical cover for self, spouses and children of up to Ksh20 million annually and mortgages of up to Ksh20 million.
  • Government-provided official residence at Nairobi’s upmarket Runda estate leased by the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC). This means that the Speaker is not does not receive house allowance.
  • Should the speaker loose the job, s/he shall receive a severance allowance at the rate of 31 per cent of monthly salary for every year of service. He will be entitled to a gratuity, at the rate of 20 per cent of salary received.

Moreover, an Act by the National Assembly Act provides that all allowances payable are exempt from income tax notwithstanding the provisions of any other written law relating to income tax.

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