October 10, 2012 — 10:00

A few days ago, a couple of Kenyan MPs decided to award themselves a very hefty severance pay of about 2billion KES. Its a long story but i decided to highlight a few of those to just see what they have done for their constituents to deserve any of this. Please note that no matter the results, no one deserves to put this kind of burden on the tax payer!

I used data from the Kenya Open Data portal, Mzalendo watch, Virtual Kenya and the County Score Card

I did this visual on Google earth with a google tour in addition to the screenshots.

Click on the MP link to learn more about them, information thanks to Mzalendo watch.

Note that the underlaying map that is courtesy of Virtual Kenya shows the population concentration in the constituencies,

the darker the more the lighter the less populated the constituency is.

Wajir West – MP Adan Keynan

Kilgoris – MP Gideon Konchella

Kipipiri – MP Amos Kimunya

Turkana Central – MP Ekwee Ethuro

Ndia – MP Robinson Githae


Yatta – MP Charles Kilonzo


  • Is there a way we can like this on facebook… be sure we would solicit the much needed responce… these guys are too heartless to check off in style

    October 10, 2012 — 12:30
    • linet

      thanks for the feedback, I have activated social media share buttons so you can like it, tweet it and share on linkedIn.
      You can tag me on twitter @g33kmate Thanks again for the great idea and share so we have feedback.

      October 10, 2012 — 15:07
  • Xavierpie

    Great work, now that the full list of MPs who moved the motion is out, it will be interesting to see the facts about their constituencies and see why they thought they deserved such a ludicrous bonus.

    October 10, 2012 — 12:37
    • linet

      I am definitely working on that! Do you have any recommendation on what you would like for me to focus on? Health, Education, sanitation etc..

      October 10, 2012 — 15:10
      • Kip

        Poverty rates and CDF information like rankings and use last year might be a good start.

        October 11, 2012 — 9:24
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