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Updates: President Ruto and his Cabinet Secretaries Resolve to Forego One Month Salary

The Cabinet, on Tuesday, November 29, resolved to forego their one-month salary in solidarity with all Kenyans affected by the ongoing drought.

President William Ruto chaired the meeting at State House Nairobi, where the CSs agreed to donate the money towards the ongoing State interventions to curb the menace.

"The Nation's apex policy-making organ was also apprised of the progress made in addressing the effects of the ongoing drought in parts of the country. The meeting hailed the growing partnership between the State, Development Partners and the nation’s private sector that is taking place under the auspices of the National Steering Committee on Drought Response," a despatch issued by Cabinet read.

This is just days after His Excellency the Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua appealed to salaried employees in the country to set aside a percentage of their salaries towards hunger relief.

He also revealed that the Kenyan Defense Forces (KDF) will give up one day of pay every month to help raise funds to combat the effects of a drought that has rocked the country.

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua said the KDF and the National Youth Service (NYS) will forgo the pay and he urged Kenyans to donate a portion of their pay to aid those affected by the drought.

The cabinet also noted the nigh prices of maize flour and said local farmers will get priority in accessing markets.

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