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Outspoken Nandi Governor Stephen Sang on Tuesday, March 24 announced that he’ll take a pay cut and channel the funds towards fighting COVID-19 in Nandi County.

Governor Sang and his deputy Yulita Cheruiyot said they will be taking a 30 percent pay cut in their March and April salaries.

“The county leadership has agreed to take pay cuts for the months of March and April with myself and the Deputy Governor taking a 30 percent cut,” said the Governor.

He further said that under the same period, other county officials will as well take a 25 percent pay cut.

“The county secretary, the county executive committee members and the chief officers will take a 25 percent cut for the same period.”

The Governor said that the money slashed from their monthly salaries will fund the newly established County Emergency Fund for fighting COVID-19.

“The resultant amount will be channelled into the Emergency Fund Account to enable us procure additional and urgently needed medical supplies and items in response to the emergency at hand,” he said.

Nandi County like other counties has been establishing isolation facilities since the announcement of the first case in the country.

Confirmed cases in Kenya now stands at 25 after Health CS Mutahi Kagwe confirmed nine new cases on Wednesday, March 24.

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Koriema Safi