The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) has retained the salaries and benefits entitled to State Officers under the Executive arm of government among them the President, Deputy President, Cabinet Secretaries, Attorney General, and Principal Secretaries.
Announcing the outcome of the Third Remuneration and Benefits Review Cycle for State officers on Thursday, SRC retained the President’s salary at Ksh.1,443,750 which has been de-consolidated into a basic salary of Ksh.866,250, house allowance (Ksh.350,000) and a salary market adjustment (Ksh227,500).
For the Deputy President, the salary has also been retained at Ksh.1,227,188 and de-consolidated into a basic salary of Ksh.736,313, house allowance (Ksh.300,000) and a salary market adjustment (Ksh.190,875).
In the meantime, Cabinet Secretaries will be entitled to a gross salary of Ksh.924,000, Attorney-General (Ksh.924,000), Secretary to the Cabinet/Head of Public Service (Ksh.924,000) and Principal Secretary (Ksh.765,188).
The gross salary for the Inspector-General of Police has been capped at Ksh.765,188, Director General, National Intelligence Service (Ksh.765,188), Deputy Inspector General, Kenya Police Service (Ksh.621,250), Deputy Inspector Administration Police Service (Ksh.621,250) and Director of Criminal Investigations (Ksh.621,250).
SRC Chairperson Lyn Mengich noted that “A serving State officer and a State officer appointed on or after the effective date of this Gazette Notice shall be paid the monthly remuneration set herein.”
“The monthly remuneration set herein is fixed for the term of office of the State officer unless reviewed and set by SRC,” she added.
In accordance with Section 11(e) of the SRC Act, 2011, SRC set a four-year review cycle for remuneration and benefits in the public service so as to align with the country’s planning and budgetary processes.
The first review cycle ran for the financial year 2013/14-2016/17, and the second was during the financial year 2017/18-2020/21 while the current third review cycle runs for the financial year 2021/22 to 2024/25.BENEFITS
SRC further announced that State officers in the Presidency will be provided with official transport in line with prevailing government transport policy while other State officers in the Executive will be provided with an official car not exceeding an engine capacity of 3000cc.
On medical benefit, an annual medical cover shall be provided to the State officer, one spouse and up to four children below the age of 25 years who are fully dependent on the State officer, as follows: Inpatient (Ksh.10 million), Outpatient (Ksh.300,000), Maternity (Ksh.150,000), Dental (Ksh.75,000) and Optical (Ksh.75,000).
The State officers will also be entitled to a car loan ranging between Ksh.10 million and Ksh.6 million as well as a mortgage of between Ksh.40 million and Ksh.30 million.
According to SRC, the outcome of the third remuneration review cycle was informed by job evaluations, salary surveys and a look into the performance of the economy in the previous financial years as we ll as affordability and fiscal sustainability.