KENYAN PRESIDENT’S SALARY SLASHED TO 13,920 USD FROM 15,900 USD A MONTH

NAIROBI, Kenya’s Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) has reviewed salaries for all State officers with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s pay being slashed by more than 200,000 shillings from 1,650,000 shillings to 1,443,750 shillings (about 15,900 to 13,920 US dollars) a month.

Deputy President William Ruto also saw his salary being revised downwards from 1,402,500 to 1,227,188 shillings a month under the revised salary structure announced SRC Chairperson Sarah Serem here Monday.

Members of Parliament, Cabinet Secretaries (Ministers), the Attorney General, Principal Secretaries (deputy ministers), the Chief of Defence Forces, Vice-Chief of Defence Forces, the Army Commander, and other top leaders in the administration and the military are also covered under the new salary structure which is effective for the period 2017 to 2022.

The allowances for county governors and deputy governors, the reimbursable mileage allowance, sitting allowance for plenary sessions and special responsibility allowance have also been abolished under the new salary structure. Abolished benefits for members of the Senate and the National Assembly include the special parliamentary allowance, re-imbursable mileage allowance, sitting allowance for plenary sessions and special responsibility allowance.

This review, which is in line with a four-year policy and in readiness for implementation when the newly elected State officers are sworn into office after the general election of Aug 8, 2017, are expected to result in savings of about 8.8 billion shillings annually, said the chairperson.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK