High salary, allowances Moses Wetangula wins the house as the 3rd most powerful Kenyan

Following his election as Speaker of the National Assembly on Thursday evening, Wetangula will now earn a gross salary of 1,160,000 shillings, up from his previous salary of 710,000 shillings as a senator.

His base salary is set at Sh696,000 with an additional housing allowance of Sh250,000 and a salary market adjustment of Sh214,000.

According to the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC), a wage market adjustment is a wage modification that takes into account market positioning and constitutional and statutory principles for revising wages and benefits.

Wetangula will also have an official car with a cylinder capacity not exceeding 3000cc.

Despite his official car, he will also be able to buy his own vehicle with a car loan of up to 10 million shillings at his disposal.

To help Wetangula communicate with his colleagues and others necessary for his work, he will receive a monthly airtime allowance of 25,000 shillings.

The speaker will be provided with an official residence as well as commensurate utilities and home attendants paid by the government. He also has access to a mortgage facility of 40 million shillings.

The Inspector General of Police will also assign 5 police officers to keep him safe alongside a chase car to clear the road for him.

Wetangula will also get an increased fuel allowance, compared to other members of the house.

His office will be well equipped, with a lawyer, a researcher, a media officer, secretaries and a personal assistant, all funded by taxpayers.