The sitting perk along
with the basic salary, travel and airtime allowance pushed the MCA's monthly pay to about S00, 000, before SRC cut them to about Sh200,000 monthly.In the six months to December, Kakamega paid its 88 MCAs an average of Sh126,699 per month, surpassing SRC's recommended pay of Sh124,800.Nakuru's 79 MCAs earned an average of Sh117,462 per month while their 39 counterparts in Vihiga took home Sh116,624 in monthly sitting allowance.
But bizarrely, he now plans to reap the financial rewards of the perk along
with some of his most senior Cabinet colleagues.
Some initiatives perk along
under the radar, like base realignment and closure and insourcing retired and annuitant pay, because the decisions were made in the past, and the decision makers have moved on to other things.
The challenges it has had to face are because of uncontrollable, outside effects, such as the global economy, while "the local core economy continues to perk along
at a steady rate," he said.
The prognosticators continue to feel the economy will continue to perk along
in high gear.