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KENYA: President, Top Officials Take Pay Cut To Combat Covid-19

By Published March 25, 2020

As the coronavirus epidemic continues to disrupt life across the world, Kenya’s president has announced pay cuts for himself and his deputy as well as a category of top government officials with all savings made going into helping combat the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

President Kenyatta said himself and deputy Ruto will forgo 80% of their salaries whiles Cabinet Secretaries and Chief Administrative Secretaries will take 30% pay cut each and 20% off for Permanent Secretaries.

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 Covid-19 briefing includes the news that one patient has recovered from COVID-19, 100% tax relief to persons earning less than Sh24,000, 5% reduction in income tax, daily curfew from 7pm to 5am effective Friday, March 27, 2020 and a directive to 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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