The Salaries Commission on Monday announced a significant slash on the salary or state officers, including the President, Deputy President, MPs, CSs and other officials.
Cabinet Secretaries will get a salary of Sh924,000 from Sh1,056 000 and Permanent Secretaries will be earning Sh765,000 from Sh874,000.
MPs will earn Sh621,000 from about Sh710,000.
The Commission had early in the year presented a preliminary report to President Uhuru Kenyatta, who hinted during the State of the Nation Address in March that salaries of State officers would be reviewed downwards.
The wage bill now stands at Sh627 billion per year, accounting for almost 50 per cent of revenue.
This is coupled with the growing public debt and pension liability, a situation that has had adverse effects on the country’s economy.