IEBC commissioners' salaries slashed after conducting elections

Top IEBC officials have had their salaries reduced just days after conducting elections.

In the latest Kenya Gazette notice, the SRC announced a pay cut for senior IEBC officials.

The electoral top officials will now earn a salary of Sh747,461, down from Sh765,188 a month.

However, the latest pay cut will not affect that of the IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati who last Saturday declared President Uhuru Kenyatta winner of the just concluded General Elections.

The gazette notice also indicated that members and vice-chairpersons of all constitutional commissions will have their basic pay reduced from Sh650,000 to Sh621,250 a month.

In a bid to tame the ballooning wage bill, the SRC Chairperson Sarah Serem in July announced pay cuts for the newly elected officials including President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President-elect William Ruto along with the cabinet secretaries.

The new salary structure for State Officers after the just concluded elections will see the President earn a monthly gross salary of Sh1,443,750 down from Sh1.6 million.

The Deputy President will earn Sh1.2 million down from the current Sh1.4 million.

Cabinet Secretaries salaries’ have been slashed to 924,000 from 1,056,000.

MPs will now earn 620,000 down from 710,000.

Governors on the other hand will from now on earn a gross salary of Sh924, 000 down from current Sh1.05 million while their deputies will earn Sh621, 250 down from Sh701, 441.

Special responsibility allowances, as well as mileage and sitting allowances have all been abolished under the new structure.

According to SRC, the commission is set to save taxpayers more than Sh8 billion annually with the new salary structure.

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