What you need to know:
- The SRC cannot effect the President’s salary cut and that of his deputy since they have not written authorisation letters to the commission.
- Senate Majority Leader Kithure Kindiki is the only politician who has taken a pay cut.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto have not yet taken a 20 per cent pay cut that they promised Kenyans six months ago.
The Nation has established that only 16 of the 262 parastatal chiefs adhered to the presidential directive that required them to have their salaries reduced or face the sack.
The President and Mr Ruto had in March said they would lead in taking the salary cuts.
The Head of State had further said Cabinet secretaries and parastatal chiefs would take a 10 per cent pay cut.
According to official documents of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) seen by the Nation, 20 senior government employees have authorised the SRC to deduct a certain percentage from their salaries.
The Nation has learnt that the SRC cannot effect the President’s salary cut and that of his deputy since they have not written authorisation letters to the commission.
The commission launched a countrywide campaign that was aimed at coming up with ways of reducing the ballooning public wage bill.
Senate Majority Leader Kithure Kindiki is the only politician who has taken a pay cut.
In a letter to the commission in April, Prof Kindiki authorised the SRC to deduct 20 per cent of his salary.
Other political leaders who had promised to take a pay cut have not written to the SRC to have their salaries slashed.
Only two of President Kenyatta’s Cabinet members gave SRC the nod to have their salaries cut.
LETTER OF AUTHORITY
Mr Michael Kamau (Transport) and Mr James Macharia (Health) gave SRC the green light to cut 10 per cent of their salaries.
Mr Kamau sent his letter to the SRC last month, while Mr Macharia did so in April.
Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang also gave the commission the go-ahead to reduce his salary.
Out of the 262 parastatals in the country, only 16 of its chiefs have given the commission permission to deduct 10 per cent of their salaries.
Women Enterprise Fund CEO Samuel Wainaina took the pay cut in April.
|INSTITUTION||NAME OF OFFICER TAKING PAY CUT||DESIGNATION|
|Women Enterprise Fund||Mr Samuel T. Wainaina||CEO|
|Senate||Prof Kithure Kindiki||Senator|
|Kenya Sugar Board||Ms R. Mkok||CEO|
|National Irrigation Board||Mr D.K. Barasa||General Manager|
|Ministry of Education, Science and Technology||Dr Belio R. Kipsang||Principal Secretary|
|Ministry of Health||Mr James W. Macharia||Cabinet Secretary|
|Athi River Water Services Board||Mr Malaquen Milgo||CEO|
|Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure||Mr M.S.M. Kamau||Cabinet Secretary|
|Ministry of Mining||Mr Richard T. Ekai||Principal Secretary|
|Posta||Dr Enock O. Kinara||Postmaster-General|
|Office of the Attorney-General and Department of Justice||Mr Njee Muturi||Solicitor-General|
|Lake Victoria North Water Services Board||Mr George Kwendo||CEO|
|Lapfund||Mr David Koross||CEO|
|Kenya Industrial Estate Limited||Mr Julius O. Mokogi||MD|
|Kenya Railways||Mr A.K. Maina||MD|
|NHIF||Mr S. Ole Kirgotty||CEO|
|Nema||Prof Geoffrey Wahungu||Director-General|
|Competition Authority of Kenya||Mr Wang’ombe Kariuki||Director-General|
|Rural Electrification Authority||Mr Ng’ang’a Munyu||Ag. CEO|
|Bukura Agricultural College||Mr Justus Simiyu||CEO|