12 Mar 2014 From Modern Ghana we bring the report that Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced he and his deputy William Ruto will be taking a 20-percent pay cut. In addition, Ministers’ salaries will be reduced by 10 percent and the government will also limit foreign travel to only the most essential trips, all in a bid to rein in the country’s soaring public wage bill.

The pay cuts will take place “with immediate effect,” the president said. He goes on to say “We are spending 400 billion shillings, (about 4.6 billion dollars) every year paying salaries; it leaves us only from our own resources a figure of 200 billion shillings to transform Kenya,”

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