Covid-19: House speakers take 30 percent pay cut

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Speakers of both national assembly and the senate have consented to give away 30 per cent of their salaries for the next three months towards the covid-19 emergency response.

National Assembly’s Justin Muturi and his Senate counterpart Ken Lusaka also called on members to consider taking pay cuts.

“We’ll announce further measures after consulting members on what can be done to cushion Kenyans,” Lusaka said in the televised address from Parliament buildings.

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Lusaka said senators may resume sittings next Tuesday.

“We are working on the logistics and ensure people cooperate in terms of observing the guidelines spelt out by the Ministry of Health,” Lusaka said.

Muturi said the House is yet to receive a request for a special sitting from the leaders.

The move comes a day after President Uhuru Kenyatta introduced tax measures aimed at keeping the country’s economy afloat, as the effects of the covid-19 continue to dampen the macroeconomic environment.

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