Tuesday, May 14, 2013

And this little piggie occupied Parliament

In Kenya they've got the right idea about who is getting the big bucks without justification;

Protesters in Kenya have released a pig and about a dozen piglets outside parliament to show their anger at newly elected MPs demanding higher salaries.
 ....The MPs are demanding a monthly salary of about $10,000 (£6,540).
Kenya's Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) has recommended that their salaries be pegged at around $6,300 -per month].
Kenya's MPs are among the highest paid in the world, and their salaries have often triggered controversy.
The average annual salary in Kenya is about $1,700. [about $140 per month]
"We have spilled the blood of the pigs to show that the MPs are greedy like pigs," said Boniface Mwangi, an organiser of the "Occupy Parliament" march.
Interesting the switch by the BBC reporter, from monthly to annual, when making the comparison between the politicians and the people.

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