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Wednesday, 12 Jul 2017 10:04 EAT
Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua has backed the move by the Sarah Serem-led Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) to reduce the pay of state officers. Dr Mutua said state officers must be selfless and must not be driven to serve in order to earn outrageous salaries and allowances.
"That's why I support Serem in slashing the salaries of the country's top earners including politicians," said Dr Mutua.
The Maendeleo Chap Chap (MCC) party leader was speaking at Kyeleni, Kituluni, Kayatta, Donyo Sabuk and Kwa Mwaura towns in Matungulu subcounty, Machakos County during his re-election campaigns.
Dr Mutua said he was personally ready to take a further pay cut. "We cannot afford to have a country of a few millionaires and millions of poor people, "said Dr Mutua.
He reiterated that Kenyans were ready for the August 8 polls adding those pushing for the postponement of the polls were fearing defeat. Dr Mutua urged voters to give him a second term and warned his main rival Wavinya Ndeti to brace for a bruising battle. He termed Ms Ndeti a project of forces out to derail his political career.
"She quit her party to join Wiper in a bid to fight me. She has no agenda for the people of Machakos, "said Dr Mutua .
He enumerated key pillars of his manifesto which will improve the lives of the people. Dr Mutua said women, youth and men will benefit from his manifesto.
He said that he will run for the Presidency come 2022. He said older politicians fighting him had nothing to show as their score card for the years they have been in positions of power.
The writer is the news editor of the Kenya Free Press