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SRC drops the salary increments for members of parliament & state officers

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The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) was recently under hefty criticism after recommending an increase in the salaries of members of parliament and state officials.

The recommendations sparked public outrage, at a time when Kenya is fighting for economic freedom.

Some of the members of parliament had even rejected the salary increments, including Langata MP Jalang’o and Babu Owino.

According to them, it was not proper to have an increment at a time of crisis.

The president was also in agreement that the SRC was supposed to reconsider their decision. He issued a statement through his spokesman.

“President Ruto has directed the National Treasury to review the Gazette Notice dated August 9, 2023, from the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) regarding the remuneration & benefits for State officers. “In light of the withdrawal of the Finance Bill 2024 & the fiscal constraints expected this financial year. The President has emphasised that this is a time, more than ever before, for the Executive & all arms of government to live within their means,” the statement further read.

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SRC statement

Following the public scrutiny that the SRC faced, they made a statement calibrating that thye have done away with their recommendation.

The statement was shared on X, explaining their reason for doing away with the recommendation.

”SRC takes this early opprotunity to clarify that the salary increases for State officers has not been newly gazetted, as reference in the media. This review came after a two-year freeze on pay structures for the period 2021/2022 and 2022/2023, on account of the impact of Covid-19 on the economy. the remaining two years would be implemented in two phases,”part of SRC’s statement read.

The country’s economic state remains a worry despite the president promising to look into ways to mitigate it.

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