Thursday, March 26, 2020

Kenya President And Vice Cut Salary By 80% To Fund Fight Against Coronavirus

Following 28 confirmed cases of the virus in Kenya as of Wednesday, the President of Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced that he is taking an 80 percent salary cut alongside the vice-president to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Kenya President And Vice Cut Salary By 80% To Fund Fight Against Coronavirus

The President announced this at a press briefing on Wednesday, he also announced members of the federal cabinet would have their salaries slashed by 30 percent.

According to him, salaries of chief administrative secretaries and principal secretaries would also be reduced by 30 percent and 20 percent respectively.

The president added that, the salary cut was voluntarily agreed upon by him and the officials, and that the measure is aimed at making more funds available to help Kenya manage the pandemic.

Other measures, including a 100 percent tax relief for all Kenyans earning below Ksh24,000.

He said his administration also decided on a 25 percent tax relief for other workers, as well as a reduction of the Pay as You Earn (PAYE) tax rate from 30 percent to 25 percent.

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4 comments:

  1. Can a of the Nigerian leaders do such?
    I doubt, but I believe one day this nation go better.

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  2. Kudos to them for taking this action
    I call on others to do so too

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  3. When u realise money isn't everything, u would value relationships and fellow humans more than properties.

    I hope Nigerian leaders learn from this

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  4. When u realise money isn't everything, u would value relationships and fellow humans more than properties.

    I hope Nigerian leaders learn from this

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