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Governors, deputies to take 30pc pay cut, says CoG chairman

By Douglas Dindi
Friday, March 27th, 2020
Governors Wycliffe Oparanya. Photo/PD/TABITHA MBATIA

Governors and their deputies will take a 30 per cent pay in a bid to consolidate resources to fight the coronavirus spread.

Council of Governors (CoG) chairman Wycliffe Oparanya yesterday said the county chiefs had agreed on the salary reduction, adding that county ministers (CECs),  chief officers and employees in the job Group ‘S’ will take a 20 per cent pay cut.

County directors and other employees in the job group “R” will also forego 15 per cent of their pay. 

The cash will be channelled to a special fund which will be managed by counties to mitigate the effects of the virus in the devolved units.

The move by CoG mirrors bold decisions announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday that will see senior government staff take a salary cut. 

Oparanya said an extraordinary session of the council held through teleconferencing had unanimously agreed to the cuts.

 Meanwhile, the council has suspended water supply disconnections to defaulting consumers for the next three months. 

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