Teachers will be the primary beneficiaries of this salary rise, receiving a substantial share of Ksh9.5 billion.
The salary increase is structured to accommodate various cadres of civil servants. The average increase over a two-year period will range between 7 and 10 percent, and this includes the existing notch increase, which has been averaging 3 percent annually.
It’s important to note that in cases where salary structures are frozen, the notch increase will continue as budgeted, extending up to the maximum salary point.
The allocation of funds for this salary increment is distributed among different sectors. Among the highlights, executive state officers are set to receive Ksh126.9 million, while state officers within Parliament will receive Ksh78.9 million.
For those in the judiciary, the allocation amounts to Ksh308.2 million. County state officers and civil servants will receive Ksh408.9 million and Ksh1.8 billion respectively.
County governments are also set to benefit from this decision, receiving Ksh4.1 billion, while uniformed and disciplined forces will earn Ksh4.5 billion. Additionally, other public officers will collectively receive Ksh745.6 million.
Commenting on the increase in employee numbers, SRC emphasized that it plays a pivotal role in driving up the overall wage bill. While the government seeks to achieve ideal ratios for effective service delivery in key sectors such as teaching, healthcare, and security, it acknowledges that the rise in employee numbers does not always directly correlate with improved service delivery in critical areas.
This latest development is anticipated to have a positive ripple effect across various government departments and offices, ultimately impacting the quality of services provided to the citizens of Kenya.