Controversial legislator Moses Kuria is one of the few MPs in support of the pay cut announced by SRC last month.
The Gatundu South MP has authorized the slashing of his personal salary by 15%.
The pay cut which was announced in July 2017, is part of Salary and Remuneration Commission’s ( SRC) plan to reduce the public sector wage bill by 35 per cent.
According to Moses Kuria, “we can now work towards subsidising fees in boarding schools or providing free meals for poor malnourished kids in primary schools.”
In an open letter to SRC Chairperson Sarah Serem, Moses Kuria further suggested that his salary should be cut by a further 15%.
“I would even suggest you look for legal mechanism for cutting my salary by a further 15%,” wrote Moses Kuria on Facebook.
Read his full post below:
“Dear Sarah Serem. By this post, I authorize you to effect the new salary level for myself. I would even suggest you look for a legal mechanism for cutting my salary by a further 15%. I also commend you for revoking all my sitting allowances, otherwise, if you didn’t do so I would have been tempted to also claim for squatting allowances or sleeping allowances.
The Jubilee government will effect free day secondary education in January. I trust that with my reduced salary and no sitting allowances, we can now work towards subsidising fees in boarding schools or providing free meals for poor malnourished kids in primary schools. If we do that we will reduce the strain on our bursaries thus reducing my headache as Member of Parliament for Gatundu South.
Finally Sarah I will be looking forward to working with you in the 12th parliament to reduce the public wage bill and reduce the many political offices in this country. We must work together towards a target if no more than 35% of our budget going to recurrent expenditure and 65% going towards capital expenditure that will spur development, long term growth and prosperity.
It is tempting to ask you not to cut my salary or reduce my sitting allowances. But when I think of the kind of a country I will bequeath to my boys Brian and Dennis, I think twice. When I remember that there are families in this country who did not have something for dinner last night, not because they forgot to cook but because they did not have something to cook, I think twice. I hope that other non political public officers will take notice. Ukiona mwenzako kichwa ikinyolewa, chako tia maji.”