The news this week of the near-revolt by a seeming majority of MPs against paying taxes and their insistence that their salary be increased to KSh 1.1 million and then this morning's news that the Treasury will now pay the taxes for the MPs is quite disturbing. Kenyan MP's don't seem to be any different than legislators anywhere else — looking out for #1. This is the same old stuff. But, one of the biggest indicators of change is that all of this is being talked about openly by the public and by the press. In the past, this was not possible.