SRC says 7% to 10% payrise to be effected in 2 years from 1st July

SRC says 7% to 10% payrise to be effected in 2 years from 1st July

The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) has announced a 7-10 per cent salary rise for civil servants, backdated to July 1.

The increment will cost taxpayers Ksh21.7 billion more for the financial year 2023/2024, with teachers getting the lion’s share of Ksh9.5 billion.

According to SCR, the average increase is 7 to 10 per cent over a two-year period, inclusive of the existing notch increase, which averages 3 per cent annually.

“Where the salary structures are frozen, the notch increase will continue as budgeted up to the maximum salary point,” SRC announced.

Of the Ksh21.7 billion, executive state officers will get Ksh126.9 million while Parliament state officers will get 78.9 million.

Judiciary state officers will get Ksh308.2 million, county state officers will get Ksh408.9 million while civil servants will get Ksh1.8 billion.

County governments will pocket Ksh4.1 billion while uniformed and disciplined forces will earn Ksh4.5 billion. Other public officers will get Ksh745.6 million.

“Increase in employee numbers is a key contributor to the increase in the wage bill as an absolute amount. As a developing nation, the government will continue to employ in key sectors to achieve the ideal ratios for effective service delivery, notably in teaching, healthcare, and security. However, increase in employee numbers is not always attributed to service delivery in critical areas,” SRC added.

Kenya’s Labour productivity remains low compared to other countries. According to the International Labour Organization, 2021, statistics on labour productivity, Kenya is ranked number 151 out of 185 countries globally, and number 22 out of 46 countries in Africa.


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