Kenyan anger over greedy 'hyena' MPs

BY: Isaac Yeboah

Doctored photos of MPs in Kenya looking like greedy hyenas are trending in Kenya with the hashtag #MheshimiwaFisi.

This translates from Swahili as "The Honourable Hyena" and is a reaction to the news that MPs are demanding an increase in allowances.

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The BBC's Ken Mungai in the capital, Nairobi, says Kenyans on Twitter are outraged as the East African country's MPs are amongst the highest paid in the world.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has criticised the proposal - contained in the Parliamentary Service Bill - saying during a speech on Monday: "With all due respect, everyone wants to live a good life, but before we as leaders live a good life, we should make sure that our people get the best."

Credit: The BBC


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