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Addressing head teachers at the Catholic University on Thursday, Kenyatta affirmed that he was fully behind a decision by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) to slash salaries to curb the country's wage bill.
“I fully support the recommendation of SRC that has cut the salaries of public servants from the President all the way down,” he stated.
The Head of State vowed that if his win is confirmed by the Supreme Court, he would not sign any Bill increasing MPs' salaries. “As we await the Supreme Court ruling, if it rules in my favour I am saying before you, I swear I shall not sign it. We are not on the same page on that,” he declared.
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Earlier in the week, Homa Bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga and other lawmakers triggered the salary debate after opposing the Commission's proposal.
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