Ruto’s Cabinet Plans To Forgo A Month’s Salary To Fight Drought
President William Ruto’s Cabinet members have unanimously resolved to
forego one month’s salary as their contribution towards drought mitigation efforts in the country.
This was announced on Tuesday after President Ruto chaired the third Cabinet meeting at State House, Nairobi,
which considered various policy matters including an assessment of the impact of
the interventions implemented to mitigate the effects of drought.
The Cabinet meeting, according to a statement sent to newsrooms,
commended efforts of the recently named National Drought Response Steering Committee,
chaired by Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa, towards mobilizing resources to address the crisis.
“The nation’s apex policy making organ was also apprised on the progress made
in addressing the effects on the ongoing drought in parts of the country,” read the communiqué.
“The meeting hailed the growing partnership between the State, Development Partners and the nation’s
private sector that is taking place under the auspices of the National Steering Committee on Drought Response.”
It added: “In solidarity with all Kenyans affected by the ongoing drought, the meeting resolved that all Members will forgo one-month salary as their
individual and collective contribution towards the ongoing State interventions that support all the Kenyans affected by the drought.”