The Kenyan President and parliamentarians are likely face salary cuts in the proposed remuneration structure for State jobs. The Salaries and Remuneration Commission made the announcement on Tuesday that the proposed structure will also affect recently formed constitutional offices and commissions including IEBC, CIC and Transition Authority.

Moreover, Judges of the Supreme Court, Governors, Senators, County wards, Inspector General of Police and Army commanders are also to be affected. Reportedly, the salary of Kenya’s 4th president will be Sh1.3 million while the members of the National Assembly would face a drop from Sh851,000 per month to Sh555,696. Furthermore, the Deputy President’s salary will range from Sh1.1 million to Sh1.4.

According to the Commission chairperson Sarah Serem, the new remuneration structure will help the government save up to Sh500 million.

“What we are trying to introduce is relativity and this means that there is an improvement at the lower levels while the top is reduced or maintained at the same level. I think what we need to appreciate as Kenyans is the fact that If you are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), we have moved to the High Dependency Unit (HDU),” she pointed out. “It’s a gradual improvement so as also to contain the shock and at the same time manage the relativity and for your information, that is gross salary.”

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