Updated Salaries And Allowances For MCAs In Kenya.
In Kenya, county governments are heavily influenced by MCAs (Members of County Assembly).
MCAs are given certain duties at the county level of government in accordance with the Constitution.
MCAs perform three crucial legal functions: representation, legislation, and oversight.
They act as the county’s representatives for the people who live in their particular wards. They take an active role in governance and represent their constituents’ interests and concerns.
MCAs are also in charge of enacting and revising legislation that have an immediate impact on the counties. They are essential to the county assembly’s legislative process.
Additionally, MCAs have control over the county government’s executive branch. They guarantee that the executive is held responsible for its deeds, choices, and resource usage.
Every five years, in conjunction with the general elections, there are elections for MCAs.
Salary of MCAs in Kenya
MCAs currently get a monthly salary of Ksh. 144,375 in addition to a Ksh. 62,400 committee sitting allowance.
The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) recommended raising the gross salaries for MCAs to Ksh. 154,481 while keeping the same sitting allowance in the proposed budget for the 2023/2024 Financial Year.
Another pay increase will be made in the next fiscal year, 2024-2025, bringing the total to Ksh. 164,588.
Allowances for MCAs in Kenya
- Monthly airtime – Ksh 5,000
- Sitting allowance- Ksh 5,000 per session
- Monthly mileage allowance – Ksh 40,000
- Per diem of local and foreign travel – Ksh 150,000 per month on average
Qualifications for becoming an MCA in Kenya are as follows:
A person needs to fulfill a number of qualifications in order to be nominated for or elected as a Member of the County Assembly.
i) The person should be a registered voter.
ii) The person must fulfill any educational, moral, and ethical requirements specified by this Constitution or an Act of Parliament. The person can either:
(a) Be nominated by a political party, or
(b) Be an independent candidate supported by at least 500 registered voters in the ward concerned.
A person will be disqualified from being elected as a member of a county assembly if the person:
(a) Holds the position of a State officer or any other public officer, excluding a member of the county assembly;
(b) Has held office as a member of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission at any time within the five years immediately before the election date;
(c) Has not been a citizen of Kenya for at least the ten years immediately preceding the election date;
(d) Is not of sound mind;
(e) Is an undischarged bankrupt;
(f) Is serving a sentence of imprisonment of at least six months; or
(g) Has been found, in accordance with any law, to have misused or abused a State office or public office or to have contravened Chapter Six.
Updated Salaries And Allowances For MCAs In Kenya