…………..The recent pay cuts for state officers and top senior servants by the Sarah Serem led Salary and Remuneration Commission, was a welcome relief which was long overdue….

……The recent pay cuts for state officers and top senior servants by the Sarah Serem led Salary and Remuneration Commission, was a welcome relief which was long overdue. It came as a relief to the overburdened taxpayer who has been bearing the brunt of excessive largesse in the name of salaries, allowances and other benefits for these state officers and senior servants which weren’t consummate to their work.

These bracket of the selected few officials have been enjoying hefty pay packages for quite a long time.Everything was pampered at their behest by the taxpayer. From hefty pay packages, lump sum allowances and other accompaniment benefits went along way in making these officials be one of the best- paid officers in the world.

And, over time it has been argued that in Kenya there been a large salary scale disparities within the civil servants which haven’t been addressed for quite a long time.Some are over paid, where they do receive hefty pay packages and other benefits. While the other category is poorly remunerated. This category does the donkey work which consumes most of their times,/ but are poorly paid.

These disparities have been the bone of contention among the civil servants who have been agitating for better pay. And, this contention has to be the subject of constant strikes by these poorly remunerated civil servants.

Overtime there has been a constant complaint about salary reviews and harmonisation to breach this disparity, but, no avail. And, the Salary and Remuneration Commission, salary review report was welcome.

The Commission is an independent body created by 2010 Constitution. Its mandate is “to set and regularly review the remuneration and benefits of all state officers ” and advise both National and County governments on how to regulate the remuneration of all public officers.

According to Daily Nation columnist, Magesha Ngwiri, he wrote that, if he were to be asked, he would say the Salary and Remuneration Commission, did not go far enough in kerbing our Members of Parliaments’ insatiable appetite for public funds. The Salary and Remuneration Commission ‘s timing was impeccable, launching a bombshell of sorts at a time when most of the legislators are preoccupied with seeking the vote so that they can resume their place in the feeding trough.


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