Did you guys catch this article in the Nation? Raila and Kalonzo’s wives are now going to get an allowance totaling about KSh 400,000 a month because according to Matharau Muthaura:
“The Government has taken cognisance of the critical role of the spouses of theVP and PM in projecting a positive image of our nation’s family values,” the directive reads in part”.
Is Mr. Matharau out of his fucking mind??
When will Kenyan public officials understand that taxpayer money is not for them!!!! It is for infrastructure development and social programs. Things like roads, public education, public healthcare, etc, etc…..
I am now convinced that Kenya’s economy is going to take a big hit as a result of these exorbitant salaries. You cannot develop a country when 80% of government funds are being used to pay salaries. It’s insane!
Private companies are going to start finding ways of dodging their taxes if this is what the government is going to do with their money. They’re going to start under reporting their revenues and sending that money into bank accounts abroad. Heck, that’s what I would do if I had a company in Kenya and my taxes were just going to pay for these exorbitant salaries. I would under report like a mo’focker and dare them to catch me.
Or I’d seriously consier relocating to Rwanda….
The wives are not elected public officials and thus, they do not deserve even one penny of the publics money.