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What are your views on County Governments salaries?

Started: Oct 01, 2017  
The SRC is planning to reduce the salaries paid to county government emplayees. Do you think this will affect performance?
Mar 17 2018, 05:07 am   Murage M.

The average pay at counties is now bigger than that of teachers and national government, aided by higher annual salary rise over the past five years.

On average, a county employee earned Sh67,372 per month in the year to December 2016, an increment of 144 per cent over an average of Sh27,611 per month earned by local authority workers in 2012.

The first crop of workers under the counties following the 2013 poll earned an average of Sh50,293 per month.

Controller of Budget Agnes Odhiambo has consistently blamed counties for surpassing recommended expenditure levels on staff salaries and allowances.

In a recent report, Ms Odhiambo said county assemblies also spent Sh638 million on sitting allowances in the second quarter and Sh2.78 billion on domestic and foreign travel in the first quarter of the 2016/17.

Ms Odhiambo wants the devolved units to contain expenditure on personnel emoluments at sustainable levels outlined by the Treasury.

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Dec 11 2018, 06:06 am   Karanja K.
In a recent report, Ms Odhiambo said county assemblies also spent Sh638 million on sitting allowances in the second quarter and Sh2.78 billion on domestic and foreign travel in the first quarter of the 2016/17.
Ms Odhiambo wants the devolved units to contain expenditure on personnel emoluments at sustainable levels outlined by the Treasury.
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Dec 11 2018, 06:06 am   Karanja K.

In a recent report, Ms Odhiambo said county assemblies also spent Sh638 million on sitting allowances in the second quarter and Sh2.78 billion on domestic and foreign travel in the first quarter of the 2016/17.

Ms Odhiambo wants the devolved units to contain expenditure on personnel emoluments at sustainable levels outlined by the Treasury.

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