I have interacted very closely with several MPs. So let me teach you what you didn't know about the financial life of an MP.
A Kenyan MP receives a minimum of 20 invitations to his/her Constituency every week. Simple math, minimum of 80 invitations in a month.
In each of these invitations, this MP will budget a minimum of 5,000, averagely. Definitely he/she will contribute even more in some cases. So we are talking about a minimum of 400,000 in a month.
Mark you, the figure above will double if this besieged MP chooses to deliver it personally to the village. Because he/she must take care of Jeshi, and handouts for Jeshi doesn't come cheap.
I know some of you are preparing to ask whether lazima MP apeane handouts. And the answer is YES, hapa Kenya lazima MP apeane handouts. Because Wanjikū must DEMAND it. The moment an MP refuses to give handouts, that's the end of him/her.
In simple language therefore, an MP will spend a minimum of 800,000 in the Constituency PER MONTH.
It's noteworthy that your MP earns about a million shillings in a month.
This MP has a family, just like you and I, has a personal life too, just like you and I. But his/her entire earnings goes to the electorate.
I'm only saying that the next time you find your MP in a hotel, lipia yeye hiyo breakfast before you leave.