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Uhuru Kenyatta

(KDRTV) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced that they have agreed with his Deputy William Ruto to take an 80% salary pay cut and the money channelled to fighting the Coronavirus crisis.

Announcing during a national address on  Wednesday, the President said that Cabinet Secretaries and their Administrative Secretaries will also take a 30% pay cut and Principal Secretaries will reduce their pay by 20%.

“My Govt has offered a voluntary salary reduction to senior Government officials, President and Deputy President 80%. Cabinet Secretaries 30% and Principal Secretaries 20%,” Uhuru said.

Uhuru also announced that Kenyans earning a gross salary below Ksh24,000 have been exempted from paying taxes while the Pay as You Earn Tax has been reduced from 30% to  2o%.

The government has also reduced VAT from 16% to 14%.

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