Wiper Boss Kalonzo Instructs Leaders to Reject SRC Salary Increases, Calls for Focus on National Issues

The Azimio la Umoja coalition has instructed its elected leaders to reject the salary increase proposed by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC).

Speaking to the media, Azimio co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka stated that the salary increments for senior government officials, including MPs, MCAs, and Senators, are intended to distract the public from pressing issues. Musyoka urged leaders and the public to remain focused on addressing the country’s real challenges.

“We also note with concern the intention to divert the public attention from the real issues by purporting to adjust the salaries of senior state officers, members of parliament, members of county assemblies, and governors upwards at a time when the country’s economy is not doing well. We urge our members to reject the salary increment,” said Kalonzo.

In a gazette notice, SRC increased National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula ‘s monthly salary to Sh1,208,362, up from Sh1,185,327, while his Senate counterpart Amason Kingi’s monthly pay was increased to Sh1,208,362.

SRC raised Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi’s monthly pay to Sh990,000, up from Sh957,000.

Other CSs will also receive a monthly salary of Sh990,000, up from Sh957,000, while principal secretaries will receive a monthly pay of Sh 819,844, up from Sh792,519.

The commission raised governors’ monthly pay from Sh957,000 to Sh990,000, while all MCAs had their salaries increased to Sh164,588 per month.

On the other hand, Principal Secretaries and Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome, National Intelligence Service (NIS) Director General Noordin Haji will also get a salary raise.

The trio will be earning Ksh819,844 from this month. Previously, their salary was quoted as Ksh792,519, marking an increment of Ksh27,325.

Meanwhile, the Deputy IG and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss Mohamed  Amin will be earning Ksh Ksh684,233 from Ksh652,742.

In Parliament, both Speakers of the House will get an increment from Ksh1,185,327 to Ksh1,208,362. Their deputies will also be getting a raise from Ksh948,261 to Ksh966,690.

Leaders of the Majority and Minority in both houses will benefit from an increment of Ksh15,251. The leaders which include Kimani Ichung’wah, Opiyo Wandayi, Senator Aaron Cheruiyot and Stewart Madzayo will be earning 800,019 from Ksh784,768.

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