The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) has announced a 7-10 percent increase in civil servants’ salary effective July 1st.
This adjustment will result in an additional expenditure of Ksh21.7 billion during the 2023/2024 fiscal year, with the largest portion of Ksh9.5 billion allocated to teachers.
The SRC specifies that the average increment falls within the range of 7 to 10 percent over a span of two years, factoring in the existing notch increase averaging 3 percent annually.
“Where the salary structures are frozen, the notch increase will continue as budgeted up to the maximum salary point,” SRC stated
Out of the Ksh21.7 billion total, executive state officers are slated to receive Ksh126.9 million, while Parliament state officers will be allocated Ksh78.9 million.
Judiciary state officers are set to benefit with Ksh308.2 million, county state officers with Ksh408.9 million, and civil servants with Ksh1.8 billion.
County governments are earmarked to receive Ksh4.1 billion, while uniformed and disciplined forces are anticipated to acquire Ksh4.5 billion. Other public officers will collectively obtain Ksh745.6 million.
“The growth in employee numbers significantly contributes to the escalation of the wage bill in absolute terms. As a developing nation, the government will persist in recruiting for key sectors to attain optimal ratios for efficient service delivery, particularly in education, healthcare, and security. However, it’s important to note that the increase in employee numbers doesn’t always directly correlate with service delivery in critical domains.” SRC further stated