Starehe Member of Parliament, Charles Njagua alias Jaguar has revealed he will defy President Uhuru Kenyatta plea of taking pay cuts as he will channel his salary straight to his constituents.
“I will not do things for PR like giving my salary to bureaucrats. I will give it directly to the people who elected me. I have bought water tanks & food for the poor. I will do more.”
On Wednesday, March 25 Uhuru announced that a number of government executives will take pay cuts, “My government has offered a voluntary salary reduction to senior government officials.”
The President said his deputy William Ruto and himself will take a pay cut of 80% while Cabinet Secretaries and Chief Administrative Secretaries are to take a voluntary pay cut of 30%.
Uhuru went on to urge other government officials to take pay cuts.
“I call on the other arms of government and tiers of government to join us in this national endeavour, by making similar voluntary reductions; which will free-up monies to combat this pandemic.”
Other arms of the government have also announced pay cuts with Chief Justice, David Maraga being the latest to announce taking salary reductions.