Civil servants across all Government Ministries will have some of their benefits slashed following a directive by President William Ruto.
In a circular dated Friday, November 4, addressed to all director generals, all directors as well as heads of units among others challenged all departments to revise their budgets in an effort to slow down Government's spending.
The memo, which was signed by the Ministry of Treasury's Principal Secretary Dr Julius Muia, directed the departments to suspend all new trainings as well as approvals of purchase of office furniture, fittings, computers and ICT materials.
All Ministries were also directed to hold their meetings and taskforce engagements in their boardrooms instead of hiring expensive hotel facilities for the purpose.
The letter further directed them to limit requisition for lunches and suspend approvals for workshop and retreats. Retreats may only be permissible in exceptional circumstances.
"Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) have been directed to revise their budgets downwards in line with budget cuts recently announced.
"The budget cuts have targeted various items such as local and foreign training, office and general supplies, hospitality supplies and services, local and foreign travel, purchase of office furniture, purchase of office equipment and various projects that have low absorption rates and/or challenges of implementation," read the statement in part.
The Ministry of Treasury further noted that it had already complied with the directive and requested all Ministries to comply.
This came after the Head of State vowed to lower Government spending and wastefulness by saving at least Ksh300 billion every year.
The Kenyan budget has recently crossed Ksh3 trillion putting pressure on the taxpayer to shoulder the Government spending.