Chief Justice David Maraga and his Deputy Philomena Mwilu are the latest high ranking government officials to take a pay cut in efforts to assist in crisis of combating Coronavirus epidemic in the country.
In a press release to new rooms the CJ said he and his Deputy will take 30 percent pay cut for three months in a move aimed at helping in the emergency of the virus that has seen one person died and 31 others infected.
Other Supreme Court judges, the CJ added have agreed to take 20 percent cut for the similar period.
He appealed to other judges across the country to follow suit in what he termed as hour of need for the country.
“The Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu and I have agreed to take 30 percent pay cut for three months.
The other four judges of the Supreme Court Justice Ibrahim Mohammed, Mr Smoking Wanjala, Lady Justice Njoki Ndung’u and Mr Isaac Leonaola have also graciously accepted to take 20 per cent cut for three months,’’ the CJ said.
He said the judiciary will continue to monitor situation and play part in both dispersing justice and humanitarian activities.
Other senior government officials who have taken pay cut include Senate and National Assembly Speakers Ken Lusaka and Justin Muturi respectively.
On Tuesday judiciary asked its staff to work from home to stop the spread of the highly contagious virus that has claimed more than 20,000 people globally.
In a memo by Chief Registrar Anne Amadi, she instructed the judicial officers to use electronic communication such as email to serve court users.
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