President Ruto Chairs Cabinet Meeting At State House

President William Ruto convened a Cabinet meeting at State House on Tuesday morning.

Since taking office, the President has held five Cabinet meetings.

The meeting comes amid increased drought response efforts, with the Cabinet contributing over KES 17 million from their salaries.

The funds, which are the total salary of the cabinet members for the month of November, have been transferred to the drought relief kitty.

Through a letter sent to the Secretary of the National Steering Committee on Drought Response Murimi Murage, the Secretary to the Cabinet confirmed that more than KES 17 million had been transferred to the response kitty.

“A sum total of Seventeen million, three hundred and forty-eight thousand, six hundred and fifty-six shillings, being the sum total of collective contribution of all members of the Cabinet, is being processed and will be wired to the National Drought Mitigation Appeal Fund in due course,” reads the letter dated December 5.

The Cabinet decided to forego its salary during its third session on November 29 after being informed of the country’s drought situation.

In just a week after launching an appeal for donations, the National Steering Committee on Drought Response has collected nearly KES 590 million to supplement ongoing hunger-mitigation actions in the hardest afflicted districts.

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