MCA salary in KenyaAugust 30, 2022
MCA salary in Kenya is KES 144,375 minus the allowances and perks. The other members of county assembly are the speaker and deputy speaker. They each have a salary and perks determined by the Salaries and Renumeration Commission.
Members of the County Assembly pass local bylaws for the county and countercheck the governor. They are elected at the ward level. Several wards make up a constituency which is represented by a Member of National Assembly.
Salary of MCA in Kenya
See the table below for the MCA salary in Kenya, including other perks. It also shows the county assembly speaker and deputy speaker salary in the county assembly.
|State Officer||Basic salary (KES)||House allowance||Commuter allowance||Salary market adjustment||Gross salary|
Just like Members of National Assembly, MCAs used to receive plenary sitting allowances. These were abolished in 2022 after review by the Salary and Remuneration Commission.
However, members of committees get allowances whenever they sit for a session. They are paid as below:
- Chairperson: KES 6,500 per sitting up to a maximum of KES 104,000 per month.
- Vice-Chairperson: KES 5,200 per sitting up to a maximum of KES 83,200 per month.
- Member: KES 3,900 per sitting up to a maximum of KES 62,400 per month.
MCA salary in Kenya also increases when the representative has a leadership position in the party and other added responsibilities. For instance, one may be a Majority Leader, Minority Leader or Whip. See the table below for the added monetary advantages.
|Leader of Majority Leader of Minority||KES 32,000|
|Chief whip Deputy leader of majority Deputy leader of minority||KES 29,000|
|Chairperson of committee Deputy chief whip Other whips||KES 26,000|
|Vice chairperson of committee||KES 23,000|
|Members of Speaker’s panel||KES 20,000|
Other MCA benefits
MCAs, County Assembly Speaker and Deputy Speaker all have medical insurance during their terms. The insurance covers one spouse and up to four children who are under 25 years and fully dependent on them.
The insurance covers Inpatient: KES 3 million, Outpatient: KES 200,000, Maternity: KES 100,000, Dental: KES 50,000, Optical: KES 50,000
The members of county assembly also benefit from Group Life Insurance whose value is equivalent to three times of the annual pensionable emoluments. In addition, they get a Group Personal Accident cover for a value equivalent to three times of the annual pensionable emoluments.
Other perks are in the table below:
|County Assembly Speaker||Deputy Speaker||Member of County Assembly|
|Car loan||Up to KES 4 million||Up to KES 2 million||Up to KES 2 million|
|Mortgage||Up to 20 million||Up to KES 3 million||Up to KES 3 million|
|Airtime||Up to KES 10,000||Up to KES 5,000||Up to KES 5,000|
|Daily subsistence allowance for local and foreign travel||As agreed||As agreed||As agreed|
|Car maintenance allowance||KES 30,167||KES 30,167||KES 30,167|
|Mileage claim||KES 77 per km||KES 77 per km||KES 77 per km|
Also the Deputy Speaker and Member of County Assembly are provided a Motor Vehicle Reimbursement of KES 2,212,000 for purchase of a car of engine capacity not exceeding 1800cc. The Speaker gets an official car with engine capacity not exceeding 2,000cc.
MCAs also receive gratuity and pension upon retirement. These are just some of the MCA salary in Kenya perks but they are not conclusive. In general, your MCA may be earning almost KES 400,000, everything considered.