New salary structure in Kenya reduces officials' salaries

March 03, 2013

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Kenya's Salaries and Renumeration Commission (SRC) has published the final pay structure for public officials that will take effect after the March 4th elections, Kenya's Daily Nation reported Saturday (March 2nd).

Under the new pay structure, the president will receive a monthly salary of 1.24 million shillings ($14,400), down from the 2 million shillings ($23,300) that President Mwai Kibaki has received.

Governors will earn 640,000 shillings ($7,450) monthly, and members of parliament will earn 535,000 shillings ($6,230), down from 851,000 shillings ($9,910).

The new pay schedule is based on a review of public officials' pay that the commission presented to the public on February 5th. The public sector wage bill currently accounts for over 30% of the national budget, leading to higher scrutiny.

"The current wage bill is neither affordable or sustainable," said SRC Chairperson Sarah Serem. "The country has far surpassed the fiscal and economic benchmarks such as fiscal sustainability."

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  • magotsi Vincent
    December 20, 2013 @ 01:27:12AM

    Those pple already hv alot of money

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