"It promotes the constitutional spirit of competitive
remuneration and will enhance productivity among state
officers," Serem told journalists in Nairobi.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto
will be affected by the proposed salary cut that will be
implemented from September to 2022.
According to the revised salary structure, Kenyatta will earn
10,400 U.S. dollars per month, down from 10,600 dollars, while
his deputy will be earning 10,200 dollars, down from 10,400
The pay cut will also affect cabinet secretaries, senior
civil servants like lawmakers, county executives and ward
representatives whose hefty perks had reportedly exerted huge
pressure on public finances.
Serem revealed that cabinet secretaries who are mostly hired
from the private sector will take home a monthly pay of 9,025
dollars down from 10,500 dollars while lawmakers will earn 6,020
dollars down from 7,010 dollars.