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Kenya’s President Ruto Orders Review Of Pay Rise For Politicians

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Kenya’s President Ruto Orders Review Of Pay Rise For Politicians
Kenya’s President Ruto Orders Review Of Pay Rise For Politicians

Kenya’s President William Ruto has directed a review of the proposed pay increase for politicians, recommended by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC).

The SRC’s proposal, announced earlier this week, suggested a 2-5% pay rise for all state officials, including politicians.

The recommendation sparked widespread criticism from Kenyans, who feel that the country’s financial constraints make it an inopportune time for politicians to receive a pay hike.

The public backlash prompted President Ruto to intervene, ordering a review of the proposal to ensure that it aligns with the country’s economic realities.

On Tuesday, Samuel Njoroge, clerk of the country’s National Assembly, told the People Daily newspaper that the SRC’s recommendation could not be overturned as it affected all state officers.

“The changes are normal salary reviews or increments in any organisation,” he was quoted as saying.

But Mr Ruto has asked the treasury to review the notice.

“The president has emphasised that this is a time, more than ever before, for the executive and all arms of the government to live within their means,” a statement by his spokesman said.

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