Salary Increment For Civil Servants To Be Paid In Phases. For civil personnel, the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) has announced a wage increase of 7–10%, retroactive to July 1.
For the fiscal year 2023–2024, the increase will cost taxpayers Ksh21.7 billion extra, with Ksh9.5 billion going to teachers.
SCR estimates that the average rise over a two-year period will be 7 to 10%, including the current notch increase, which typically increases by 3% annually.
“Where the salary structures are frozen, the notch increase will continue as budgeted up to the maximum salary point,” SRC said.
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.
Salary Increment For Civil Servants To Be Paid In Phases
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.
“A major factor in the rise in the pay bill’s overall amount is an increase in the number of employees. In order to obtain the appropriate ratios for efficient service delivery, the government will continue to hire in important sectors like teaching, healthcare, and security as a developing country.
However, an increase in personnel numbers is not always linked to the provision of key services, according to SRC.
In comparison to other nations, Kenya’s labor productivity continues to be low. Kenya is ranked number 151 out of 185 nations worldwide and number 22 out of 46 countries in Africa in the International Labor Organization’s 2021 figures on labor productivity.