Kenyan Politicians Sacrifice Monthly Salary To Combat COVID-19
March. 26, 2020
President Uhuru Kenyatta has committed 80% of his pay into fighting Coronavirus in Kenya
In a strategic move to direct more funds into the combat of the coronavirus pandemic in Kenya, H.E Uhuru Kenyatta has directed a whopping 80% cut in pay for himself and his deputy William Ruto.
He issued the directive on Wednesday, March 26, 2020. The pay cuts are not only restricted to the President and his vice but also some top government officials. All savings are expected to go into helping combat the dread pandemic.
Kenya has so far confirmed 28 cases of COVID-19 and one recovery case
He said, “myself and deputy Ruto will forgo 80% of our salaries whiles Cabinet Secretaries and Chief Administrative Secretaries to take 30% pay cut each and 20% for Permanent Secretaries.
Kenya is among the few African countries with a few confirmed cases of COVID-19. The country has since recorded only 28 confirmed cases, one of the least in Africa currently. One patient has however recovered.
President Kenyatta has outlined a number measure to curtail the viral spread of the disease
the country has instituted a number of strict measures to curb the viral spread of the contagion. Among these strategies are; a daily curfew from 7 pm to 5 am, forcing all state and public officers with pre-existing medical conditions and workers above 58 years to proceed on leave period or to work from home.
Lastly, the countries National treasury has offered a 100% tax relief to persons earning less than Sh24,000 (approximately $227.98)
According to Worldometer, global figures of confirmed cases stand at 488,055 with about 22,032 recorded deaths and 117,582 reported cases