20 May 2014

Kenya: You Are Doing a Good Job, President Tells SRC Team

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Kenya reduces the number of parastatal agencies to cut on the wage bill (file photo).

The Salaries and Remuneration Commission is doing a wonderful job in ensuring sustainability of public wage bill in the country, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.

Speaking at his Harambee House office when he met with the SRC Commission led by its chairperson Sarah Serem, President Kenyatta affirmed his commitment to support the Commission in its efforts to make the public wage bill sustainable.

He commended the SRC for reaching out to the public and collecting their views on how best the country can manage the wage bill.

Mrs. Serem said after the national conference on the wage bill debate, her team visited the 47 counties and collected views from about 9,000 Kenyans.

The views presented to her Commission will be submitted for debate during a scheduled national conference expected to come up with strategies of reducing the public wage bill.

At the meeting, the SRC presented its findings to the President, who commended them for a well done job.

In March, President Kenyatta announced that he and the Deputy President William Ruto will take a 20-percent pay cut.

Cabinet Secretaries agreed to take a 10-per cent pay cut while the President ordered parastatal chief executives to take a 20 per cent pay.

During the national conference on the sustainability of public wage bill, President Kenyatta urged the SRC to start a process that will lead the reduction of the public wage bill.

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