All the 47 county governors and their deputies will voluntarily take a 30% pay cut to support the war on the coronavirus pandemic.
The County Executive Committee members’ salaries will be slashed by 20%.
Addressing the press Friday, Council of Governors Chair Wycliffe Oparanya said the County Chief Officers and their counterparts under job Group S offered to take 15 percent pay reduction while County Directors and officers under job Group R offered 10 percent of their salaries to go to the efforts to fight coronavirus.
Oparanya said the move is in response to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s appeal that senior government officials take a salary slash to support efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus disease.
He noted that the money from the pay reduction will be channeled through a special purpose account.
The two Speakers said they shall be requesting the Treasury to establish a mechanism for effecting these remittances, alongside others from the Members of the Executive, other government agencies, and anyone in the legislature who would wish to voluntarily join the initiative.
Lusaka says Members of Parliament are in consultations on the same and once a decision is made they will communicate to Kenyans.