UPDATE: According to the Economist: In Nigeria “Parliamentarians are paid up to $2m a year—legally.”

Kenyan Members of Parliament take home US$ 174, 400 a year (about on par with US rank and file congresspeople. Cabinet Ministers make even more).

Their Ghanaian counterparts make US$ 24,000.

Although there might be an upside in paying the Kenyan MPs this much money (see below), it’s hard to ignore doubts about The ethical suitability of such lavish pay for public servants in a country where almost half the country lives below the official poverty line.