The government turned down 68B request to finance increment of allowances and salaries for civil servant and teachers which was expected to take effect as from July 1st 2021.
National Treasury has written to the Salaries and Remuneration Commission SRC turning down the request that was to avail money for next phase to pay reviews, which teachers would 2021 - 2025 CBA.
The loan of 253B signed by the government with the IMF was aimed to fixing country's finances. The IMF was promised by the National Treasury officials to cut the government bill substantially and reject salary increment for teachers and civil servants.
The letter written to the IMF managing director and signed by Ukur Yatani the National Treasury Cabinet Secretary and Patrick Njoroge the central Bank of Kenya Governor read, "Controlling the government wage bill can yield the government significant savings which they can use to help protect high priority social and development spending in the context of limited fiscal space,"
The letter read further by saying,"This will be accomplished through continued restraint in hiring and wage awards( including in the 4 year wage agreement that will come into effect in financial year 2021/22 and by improved wage bill management,"
This shows that all government employees expecting a salary increment through the CBA towards July should prepare themselves for disappoitment.
Wilson Sossion the KNUT secretary general is pushing for Ksh 83B, while the treasury requested only Ksh 68B,a request which the treasury has rejected.
Only a total of Ksh 8B will be availing in 2021/2022 financial year towards salary increment for teachers and civil servants this was according to sources from the treasury.
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