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.
One of the key issues that was also discussed was the high cost of maize flour, which is currently trading between Ksh180 – Ksh210 for a 2-Kg packet.
“As part of the long-term measures to address the cyclic drought situation and the cost of living, Cabinet assessed the food supply situation in the country.
“The meeting noted that the cost of the nation’s staple food, maize, remains unacceptably high,” Cabinet noted.