President Uhuru Kenyatta is in support of the reduction of salaries by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) on Monday.
In a live address to the nation, President Uhuru on Tuesday said the recommendations in the report will go a long way in guiding and ensuring prudent in the way the country manages public funds.
“I call upon Kenyans to support SRC’s recommendation as this will help tame wage bill because the recommendations also provide a clear and transparent guideline to test fair pay and non-exorbitant pay.” He said.
Uhuru lauded the efforts put in by SRC saying the new structure will ensure fairness across the pay divide of public and state office and called on civil servants to express support.
“Leadership is about servitude and not a business and I call upon all public servants and state officers to support the SRC recommendations,” The President said.
Uhuru further affirmed that the Jubilee administration has sworn to guarantee fairness to public servants.
“Our government has ensured fair pay across divides and also reduce the wage bill and SRC is in line with what the Jubilee admin has embraced with time.”
The Commission on Monday announced a significant salary cut for state officers, including the President, Deputy President, MPs, CSs and other officials.
The slash by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission is meant to reduce the national wage bill.
Here is the President’s live address:
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