Mumias East Member of Parliament (MP) Peter Salasya has been a topic of discussion after his payslip went viral with a section of netizens questioning how he managed to survive on a net pay of Ksh 2,364. 30 monthly despite earning a gross salary of Ksh 1,164,527.00.

In a statement shared on his Instagram page on Thursday, July 4, 2024, the youthful legislature was forced to clarify his net pay following the public uproar.

While defending his net pay, Salasya said that he has other side hustles which are also his other source of income adding that he does not have an expensive lifestyle.


“Nikiwa nimenunua 3 abnb hapa Nairobi na huwa each unipa 40k per months each na mimi hukunywa double black ya 8k depending ni which club sio pombe expensive alafu niko na hotel ndogo tu inanipa 5000 profit a day surely siezi survive,( if I have three Airbnb in Nairobi I am paid Ksh40,000 per month from each plus I drink alcohol worth Ksh 8,000 and I also have a small hotel which generates Ksh 5,000 profit daily you think I can’t survive)” he said.

On Wednesday, July 3, 2024, the legislature posted his payslip after the Salary and Remuneration Commission (SRC) proposed salary increments for MPs and state officials.

Salasya who rejected the salary increment despite the numerous deductions, said that he posted his payslip to show Kenyans what the payslip of a salaried Kenyan looks like after paying taxes.

“The reason I posted my payslip is to show Kenyans on behalf of others how payslips look like naye Ruto hapendi payslip mara house levy, mara 5pc above a million mara Shif starting again in July kra 360k etc,” he said.

He further urged Kenyans to focus on the budget process not only on the salaries of the legislatures.

“Kenyas focusing only on salaries won’t achieve Let’s put more focus on the budget process. Though I have rejected any increase of salary hiyo munachezwa akili .Maandamano muhimu.”





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