President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that the Executive branch of the government will be taking voluntary pay cuts.

Addressing the nation on Wednesday, President Kenyatta stated that deputy William Ruto and himself will take an 80% pay cut as the country grapples with the Covid-19.

Cabinet Secretaries and Chief Administrative Secretaries will take a 30 per cent pay cut.

File image of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto chair the first cabinet meeting at State House
File image of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto chair the first cabinet meeting at State House

Principal Secretaries have not been spared as they will be taking a 20 per cent reduction in their pay.

How much will they earn

If Uhuru takes a pay cut, he will earn slightly above Ksh280,000 compared to Ksh1.44 million which he earns monthly.

DP Ruto currently takes home pay of Ksh1.22 million but after taking the pay cut he will receive a little over Ksh240,000.

President Uhuru Kenyatta announced voluntary paycuts by the Executive
President Uhuru Kenyatta announced voluntary paycuts by the Executive

As for CSs they will be earning slightly above Ksh640,000 compared to the Ksh924,000 they earn per month.

A Principal Secretary currently earns Ksh765,000, according to the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, after taking the 20 per cent pay cut they will take home about Ksh610,000.