Aisha Jumwa, the cabinet secretary for public service and gender, has said that public employees will receive a pay raise within the next 100 days.
On Monday, Jumwa said that the government has planned to implement a number of reforms to enhance service delivery throughout the nation. He was speaking after inspecting the Nairobi Huduma Center.
“The public service is demoralized in areas of pay and other benefits, and I expect in my first 100 days in office I will launch the proposal to enhance public officials’ compensation,” said Jumwa.
CS Jumwa said that she will study the county wage bill and disputed assertions that it is excessive, despite the Senate’s assertion that it has above the legal threshold of 35%.
With less than a million employees serving 50 million Kenyans, she said that the public sector was not overstaffed.
CS Jumwa stated that the ministry will examine the operating hours for all 52 Huduma Centers nationwide in an effort to improve service delivery in all 47 counties, as well as launch new centers.
18 Huduma Centers across the country, including the one at the G.P.O., will now be open later to provide services that are in high demand from 7 AM to 7 PM, according to Jumwa.
“Our goal is to have a Huduma Center in every sub-county, but given the current economic climate, we expect to have at least 100 in the next five years.”
Along with CS Jumwa, Public Service Principal Secretary Mary Kimonye expressed alarm over the unclaimed identification cards and urged Kenyans to show up at the center to pick up their credentials.
We invite the wananchi to come pick them up because there are currently 33,000 uncollected IDs, as well as roughly 3,000 birth certificates and smart licenses.