Out of the frying pan and into the fire....meet the best paid politicians

So Kenyans took their political leaders (Members of Parliament) to task a while back demanding that they pay taxes like every other working Kenyan citizen. I was taken aback by the audacity of politicians to blatantly and publicly reject the citizen’s demands. The speaker was quoted saying that those members feeling “sufficiently philanthropic” can pay taxes; otherwise it will not be a requirement. I had to google information on how Members of Parliament are pointed in Kenya. Are they elected by the citizens to serve, or do they decent from the skies on some form of ethereal cloud, complete with a halo?