Kenyans to save Sh8.8bn in new pay structure as SRC abolishes allowances

, NAIROBI, Kenya, July 10 – The Salaries and Remuneration Commission has announced a new pay structure for Civil Servants and State Officers that is expected to save the Treasury Sh8.8 billion annually.

While making the announcement, the Commission Chairperson Serem says the new structure will see the scrapping of sitting allowance and mileage claims for MPs in a bid to cut on public wage bill.

She stated that that the abolition of the reimbursable mileage allowance for governors and MPs is due to its misuse and indicated that it has now been replaced it with a Zoning Rating system.

Serem stated that the structure also includes a reduction of salaries of all state officers from the Head of State who will now earn Sh1.4 mllion from Sh1.5million.

She stated that the Deputy President will be earning Sh1.2 million.

She further indicated that Cabinet Secretaries will now earn Sh924,000, Speaker Sh1.1M while Governors will be taking home Sh924,000.

In the reviewed salary structure deputy governors will get Sh621,000 from Sh701,000. MCA’s will now earn Sh 144,000 from 165,000.

New Salary Structure for State Officers:

Kshs. 1,443,750/- down from 1,650,000/-

Deputy President
Kshs. 1,227,188 down from 1,402,500

CS, AG, Chief of Defence and all those of the same band
Kshs. 924,000 from Kshs. 1,056,000

Principal Secretaries and all those of the same band
Kshs. 765,188 from Kshs. 874,500

Commanders of Various Forces – KDF
Kshs. 746,461 down from 854,241

Speakers of both Houses of Parliament
Kshs. 1,155,000 down from 1,320,000

Deputy Speakers
Kshs. 924,000 down from 1,056,000

Leader of Majority and Minority
Kshs. 765,188 down from 1,020,000

Members of Senate and Members of National Assembly (Parliament)
Kshs. 621,250 down from Kshs. 710,000

New Salary:
Kshs. 924,000 down from 1,056,000

Deputy Governor:
New Salary:
Kshs. 621,250 down from Kshs. 701,441

County Executives
New Salary:
Kshs. 259,875 down from Kshs. 350,000

New Salary :
Kshs. 144,375 down from Kshs. 165,000

1. All Governors allowances.

2. All Deputy Governors allowances.

3. Reimbursable Mileage allowance/s

4. Special Responsibility Allowances

5. Sitting allowances for attendances by Members for Senate and National Assembly

1. These salaries have been gazetted and are now law.

2. The Salaries are gross salaries subject to statutory deductions.

3. The Salaries will be fixed for the term of Office including for all successors to the Office.

4. From the above there will be a saving to the Country of Kshs. 8,853,204,952/- (8.8billion) per annum on the various items of categories saved above.

The wage Bill will now drop from 52% of GDP as it stands now to about 35% of GDP.


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