Leaked: President Uhuru Kenyatta’s New Salary after the 80% Pay Cut following Coronavirus Pandemic
(Detailed) New Salaries for Kenya’s Cabinet: the President, the Deputy President, Cabinet, and Principal Secretaries Effective April 2020 after Pay Cuts
President Uhuru Kenyatta took Kenyans by surprise on Wednesday 25, 2020 when he took a bold step and announced pay cuts for key government officials including himself and his deputy William Ruto.
Kenya’s president reduced salaries for key government leaders: The president, Deputy President, Cabinet, and Permanent Secretaries by announcing pay cuts ranging from 20% to 80% in a bid to shield the Kenyan economy from crumbling following coronavirus outbreak in the county.
President Uhuru further outlined a raft of measures to ensure that there was disposable income for every Kenyan including the disadvantaged such as widows, the elderly and orphans.
New salaries after Pay Cuts
According to the President, the following key government officials will receive lower salaries effective April 2020 to protect the Kenyan economy. Their new salaries will be as outlined below:
|Cabinet Member (Rank)||Number||Initial Salary per month (before the pay cut)||Pay Cut (in terms of percentage)||New Salary per month after Pay cut (Effective April 2020)||Reason|
|Kenya’s President||1||Kshs 1.44 million||80%||Kshs 750, 000||Coronavirus pandemic|
|Kenya’s Deputy President||1||Kshs 1.22 million||80%||Kshs 245, 000||Coronavirus pandemic|
|Cabinet Secretaries||21||Kshs 924, 000||30%||Kshs 646, 000||Coronavirus pandemic|
|Principal secretaries||44||Kshs 755, 000||20%||Kshs 612, 000||Coronavirus pandemic|
NEW SALARIES AFTER PAY CUTS FOR KENYA’S CABINET
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s new salary will be Kshs 288, 750 lower than the initial Kshs 1.44 million before Coronavirus pandemic came knocking forcing him to bear the brunt of an eighty percent pay cut.
Deputy President William Ruto has not been spared too. His new salary effective April 2020 will stand at Kshs 245, 000 a huge drop from Kshs 1.22 million per month after the 80% pay cut.
Cabinet Secretaries will also have to stomach a 30% pay cut from April 2020. Their salaries will reduce from Kshs 924 000 to Kshs 646 000 per month.
Lastly, Kenya’s Principal Secretaries will have to bear with a 20% pay cut in April 2020. Their salary will be reduced from Kshs 755,000 to Kshs 612, 000 per month.
Other measures given by President Uhuru Kenyatta to shield the Kenyan economy at the wake of coronavirus pandemic include
Tax Reduction and Reliefs in Kenya
President Uhuru Kenyatta has reduced Kenya’s Value Added Tax from 16% to 14%. The president also reduced Pay As You Earn, PAYE from a maximum of 30% to 25%.
Kenyans earning Below Kshs 24, 000, will enjoy 100% tax relief.
No Kenyan will be blacklisted by the Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) for failure to repay loans during the era of the Coronavirus pandemic in Kenya.
NOTE: PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM CHRONIC ILLNESSES AND THE ELDERLY (58 YEARS AND ABOVE) IN KENYA HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO EITHER TAKE A LEAVE OR WORK FROM HOME TO AVOID UNNECESSARY EXPOSURE TO THE RISK OF CORONAVIRUS/ COVID 19.