SRC Release New Salaries for Public Servants.
The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) has reviewed the salaries of state officers and abolished some of the allowances that were perceived to be unreasonable.
Salaries and Remuneration Commission chair Ms Sarah Serem said the decision was informed by the need to reduce the wage bill to below 35 percent.
The Commission is also aiming to help the government to save up to Sh. 8 billion annually following the crafting of the new salary structure that becomes operational after the election of a new government.
Speaking while unveiling the new structure at a press conference in Nairobi, Ms Serem said that the new salary review is meant to enhance accountability and efficiency among public servants.
“As a commission, our wish is to ensure that there is equity, fairness and harmony in remuneration and benefits. It is our intention to create industrial peace and a conducive working environment for public service,” said Serem.
She added that reforms are meant to enhance service delivery to the common citizen and also create the right environment for economic growth and development.
Serem stated that the new structure is guided by performance of the economy as opposed to incremental notches adding that there is need to provide good governance within public offices.
“The Commission aims at ensuring that there is an optimum number in the public sector to ensure service delivery,” added Serem.
According to the new review, the president will earn Ksh. 1,443,750, which is around 200, 000 less from the current Sh. 1,650,000
The Deputy President will earn Sh. 1,227,188 down from Sh. 1,404,500.
Cabinet Secretaries, the Attorney General, Secretary to the Cabinet and Chief of Defense Forces will now earn Ksh. 924,000 from their current Ksh. 1,056,000.
Principal Secretaries, Vice Chief of Defence Forces, Commander of Kenya Army, Inspector General of Police and the Director General National Intelligence Service will earn Sh. 765,188 from the Sh. 874,500 currently earned.
The Commission has also abolished Sitting Allowances for Plenary Sessions, Reimbursable Mileage Allowance and Special Responsibility Allowances for both Members of Parliament, Senators and County governors together with their deputies.
By Jeffrey Keya