Coronavirus: Chief Justice Maraga, Supreme Court judges to take pay cut


Coronavirus: Chief Justice Maraga, Supreme Court judges to take pay cut
Chief Justice David Maraga and his deputy Philomena Mwilu at the Supreme Court of Kenya. PHOTO| COURTESY

Chief Justice David Maraga and his deputy Philomena Mwilu have agreed to take a voluntary pay cut of 30 percent.

Maraga further said that the other four Judges of the Supreme Court – Justice Ibrahim Mohammed, Justice Smokin Wanjala, Lady Justice Njoki Ndung’u and Justice Isaac Lenaola had agreed to take a 20 per cent pay cut for three months.

In a press release issued on Friday, Maraga urged other High Court judges to also make their contributions in order to help Kenyans in their hour of need.

“The money raised will be released out into direct public interventions to be announced later,” reads the press release.

“The Judiciary will continue to monitor the situation and play its part, both through judicial functions and humanitarian activities, in order to help the country navigate through this challenging season.”

President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto, Cabinet Secretaries and Principal Secretaries have also vowed to take pay cuts so financially support the fight against COVID-19.

Governors, Deputy Governors and County Executive Committee members have also forfeited part of their salaries towards the efforts to combat the virus.

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