President Ruto’s proposal for salary deductions
Amid the rising cost of living expenses, President William Ruto announced mandatory salary deductions for all government employees. The president of kenya salary is currently at 1.4M per month making it 16.8M per annum (Now you know Ruto Salary Per Month). The Deputy President of Kenya Salary is at 1.2M only.
Kenya’s President William Ruto has announced a new policy that requires all civil servants in the country to contribute 3% of their monthly salaries to fund a new affordable housing project. This policy applies not only to government employees but also to other Kenyans whose employers will be required to contribute the same 3% to the project. The objective of this policy is to enable more Kenyans to acquire their own homes. President Ruto aims to increase the number of mortgages in the country from the current 40,000 to over 2 million.
The housing project will target the construction of 100,000 affordable houses in Nairobi every year, with the ultimate goal of eradicating slums in the capital and other cities. President Ruto believes that the housing project will also create employment opportunities for young people. However, the new policy has been met with resistance from workers who reject the salary deductions, arguing that the government should focus on increasing their wages rather than implementing such policies.
Employees reject salary deductions policy
Kenya’s President William Ruto has unveiled a new policy that requires all civil servants and employees of Kenyan companies to contribute 3% of their monthly salaries to fund a new affordable housing project aimed at enabling more Kenyans to acquire their own homes. The plan is part of Ruto’s government’s efforts to increase the number of mortgages in the country and provide 100,000 affordable houses in Nairobi every year, while also eradicating slums in the capital and other cities, thereby benefiting the youths.
However, unions representing civil servants have condemned Ruto’s policy, calling it heartless and insensitive. The Kenya National Union of Teacher (KNUT) claims that they were not consulted and if the government proceeds to implement the policy, its members will seek legal redress in the Labour court. The unions want Ruto to withdraw the policy immediately, and if he fails to do so, they have threatened to call for strikes and demonstrations across the country.
“We will not accept these salary deductions. It’s unfair,” says Collins Oyuu, secretary-general of the teachers’ union, adding that teachers want their salaries increased, not deducted, as their pay has remained the same for many years. Charles Mukhwaya, secretary-general of the Kenya Universities Staff Union (KUSU), has also accused Ruto’s government of being insensitive to the plight of workers and is calling for more consultations on how to implement such a policy.