A cash strapped National Treasury will now receive about Sh2 million every month from President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy President William Ruto.
Announcing the move in a public address on Wednesday, the President said he would be taking an 80pc pay cut starting from the month of april in a move to help the treasury which has expressed concerns that it’s running dry.
“In sharing the burden occasioned by the present global health pandemic, over the duration of the global crisis and commencing immediately, my Administration has offered a voluntary reduction in the salaries of the senior ranks of the National Executive,” he said.
The president who earns a basic salary of Sh1,440,000 per month according to the Salaries and Remuneration Commission will donate an estimated Sh1.1 million while Sh976,00 of DP Ruto’s salary will also go to the cause.
These new measures make the most paid civil servants currently in the country the Cabinet Secretaries. Taking a 30pc salary cut, the cabinet secretaries who take home Ksh924,000 per month, will be earning Ksh640,000.
The President has called on other politicians and arms of Government to join in making voluntary salary reductions. “I call on the other arms of Government and tiers of Government to join us in this national endeavour, by making similar voluntary reductions; which will free-up monies to combat this pandemic,” he pleaded.
Other politicians who have taken pay cuts include Nandi County Governor Stephen Sang and his deputy Yulita Cheruiyot will take a 30pc pay cut in March and April.
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