President William Ruto
President William Ruto at KICC.

The administration has accepted a request by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) to raise the monthly dues of the lowest cadre of governmental officials, according to President William Ruto.

Speaking at the launch of digital government services on Friday at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), President Ruto said that salary increases of between 7 and 10% will take effect on July 1, 2023.

The President further said that the decision was made as a result of the country's current challenging financial circumstances and that the rise is intended to protect the employees.

He said that teachers, police officers, and military personnel will also be affected, along with government officials below the position of principal secretary.

The President stated, "I am aware of a recommendation by the Pay and Remuneration Commission for an upsurge in the pay of various cadres of both civil officials and other public servants.

"They have recommended to us that they ought to intend to raise civil servant salaries by an average of between 7 and 10%; this includes everyone from office assistants to those who work below the PSs."

"And due to the current socioeconomic climate, we have agreed that other government officials' salaries may be modified starting on Monday, July 1st."

However, President Ruto continued by saying that he had turned down a comparable request from the SRC to raise the pay of senior government workers, such as the Deputy President, himself, Cabinet Secretaries, and Members of Parliament, by an average of 14%.

Principal Secretaries, Speakers of the National Assembly and Senate, Leaders of the Majority and Minority, Chief Justice, Judges, Magistrates, and Governors, as well as Chairpersons of Constitutional Commissions and Independent Offices, were additional State agents who stood to gain from the pay increase suggested by SRC.


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