Dozens of people staged a peaceful rally in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi on Tuesday after MPs voted to pay themselves $110,000 bonuses, which will be paid by taxpayers.
Protesters, approximately 300, stopped outside the Parliament for several minutes and waved placards reading "the tragedy of having greedy Kenyan MPs", "MPs are thieves" or "greedy hyenas". Hundreds of Kenyans also took to the micro-blogging site Twitter to express their outrage using the hashtag #KOTAgainstMpsBonus. Some of the tweets read:
"#KOTAgainstMpsBonus is a REVOLUTION. That was just a signal. The wave is coming!"
"#KOTAgainstMpsBonus that we voted them in is not a license to get away with theft. Kwanza huyo Adan Keynan should be in court as we speak"
"#KOTAgainstMpsBonus incompetent MPigs we have."
Each of the 222 members of Parliament and the speaker would get $110 800 (£70,000) as a sendoff package at the end of their current term.
Another protest is to take place on Saturday.