National Assembly and Senate speakers Justin Muturi and Kenneth Lusaka have heeded to President Uhuru’s request to take pay cuts.
Addressing the media, Senate Speaker Lusaka said they are ready to take a 30% pay cut for the next three months.
We have agreed to take a 30 percent pay cut for the next three months to help improve the fight against coronavirus.”
The two said they will consult further on the need for parliament to ratify the directives issued by the President on how to save the country’s economy.
“We’ll announce further measures after consulting members on what can be done to cushion Kenyans,” said Lusaka
The move comes after President Uhuru’s announcement yesterday that the National Executive will take voluntary pay cuts as the global crisis continues.
President Uhuru and his deputy William Ruto will take an 80 percent pay cut, Cabinet Secretaries and Chief Administrative Secretaries 30 percent and permanent secretaries 20 percent.