Kenyans Sleep Hungry and are Less Confident with Uhuru Kenyatta’s Presidency

Kenya Stockholm Blog

jared odero Jared Odero: Uhuru Kenyatta’s Presidency has been a total failure

Mr. Okoth Osewe’s recent article at the Kenya Stockholm Blog calling for Kenyan civil servants to down their tools if forced to have a salary cut was timely, given the current push by President Uhuru Kenyatta to reduce the public wage bill. Interestingly, he and Deputy President William Ruto have decided to take a 20% salary cut each and have ordered Cabinet secretaries and parastatal heads to follow suit. But the big question is: Will the move improve the overall wellbeing of Kenyans? Definitely not, because Kenyan politicians and senior State officers are so greedy and corrupt they will always find ways of filling in the gaps created by the so-called salary cut, which is a gimmick to lure Kenyans away from the non-performance record of the Jubilee government. Why should Kenyatta take a monthly salary given his inherited and…

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