COVID-19: Kenyan President, Deputy To Forfeit 80% Of Salary

All savings are expected to go into helping combat the Coronavirus pandemic.

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya / Photo credit: media.co.ke
President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya / Photo credit: media.co.ke
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Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta has announced pay cuts for himself and his deputy as well as a category of top government officials.

All savings are expected to go into helping combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking on Wednesday, President Kenyatta said himself and deputy Ruto would forgo 80 per cent of their salaries whiles Cabinet Secretaries and Chief Administrative Secretaries to take 30 per cent pay cut each and 20% for Permanent Secretaries, according africanews.com.

The president also confirmed that the number of cases in the country had increased by four and now stood at 28.

Other details he gave during his briefing were:

National Treasury to offer 100% tax relief to persons earning less than Sh24,000; Income tax down from 30% to 25%.
Daily curfew from 7pm to 5am effective Friday, March 27, 2020.

All State and Public Officers with pre-existing medical conditions or aged 58 years and above to take leave or work from home.

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