By Patrick Chiriba
Public Service, Affirmative Action and Gender Cabinet Secretary Aisha Jumwa has
announced a salary increment plan for civil servants in the next 100 days.
The CS said that her decision was influenced by the general sense of dissatisfaction among
civil servants in government offices.
“Civil servants are a demoralized lot and we don’t want to see them suffering. They are
unable to cope with the high cost of living occasioned by runaway inflation. As Kenya
Kwanza Government, we want to revamp their morale by increasing their salaries as soon as
possible,” said Jumwa.
CS Jumwa also noted that the plan is to be steered by a technical committee that will review
and make recommendations of the appropriate pay rise.
The CS further added that Huduma centres working hours will be extended on a shift basis.
The 18 Huduma centres across the country will operate from 7am to 7pm. This, she claimed,
will make government services more accessible to Kenyans living in rural areas.
CS Jumwa also announced the launching of 100 Huduma Mashinani outreaches in the
“Our plan is that every sub-county will have a Huduma Centre but because of the current
economic times we are planning to have at least 100 in the next 5 years.”
The launch coupled with an improved training programme on Huduma Kenya Standards is
intended to capacitate staff with the required skills to serve customers better.