We will not accept a pay cut from UHURU/ RUTO! – RAILA ODINGA’s CORD MPs vow and say that UHURU KENYATTA and RUTO are just doing a PRThe Kenyan DAILY POST News 06:21
Saturday March 8, 2014 - Barely a day after President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy, William Ruto, slashed their salaries by 20 percent, now a group of MPs allied to Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) have said they will not allow their salaries to be slashed by the Jubilee Government.
The MPs who were having a drink at Parliament's bar on Friday evening said they have already committed their salaries to loans and mortgages and so taking a pay cut is out of question.
Infact, the MPs said they are planning to ask for more cash since they have been in opposition and there is no money in opposition.
“We have too many needs,” the MPs said.
On Friday, President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy announced that they will slash their salaries by 20 percent to reduce the high wage bill the country is experiencing.
MPs have also been roped in and just like Uhuru and Ruto, will now earn 10 per cent less.
The Kenyan DAILY POST