Barasa Weighs In On SRC’s Salary Increase Proposal, Names Those Who Should Be Added Salary

Barasa Weighs In On SRC's Salary Increase Proposal, Names Those Who Should Be Added Salary
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Kimilili Constituency member of parliament Hon Didmus Barasa in a past function. Photo Credit: Courtesy.

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Just a day after President William Ruto rejected salary increase as proposed by the Salaries and Renumerations Commission, he has been backed by Kimilili Constituency member of parliament Hon Didmus Barasa, a member of the ruling United Democratic Alliance Party.

Taking to his official social media pages, the vocal member of parliament asked the Salaries and Renumerations Commission to her the call by the head of state noting that no state official should be given salary increment by the Commision.

Barasa noted that only three categories of workers deserve salary increment, this include; teachers, those who are in the security forces and those in the health sector

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“The Salaries and Remuneration Commission(SRC) should heed the President’s call and halt salary raises for state officials. Instead, they should consider increasing salaries for our teachers, members of the security forces, and doctors.” He posted on his Twitter handle.

According to him, Government officers including the members of parliament are only focused on serving the common citizens as this is part of the Kenya Kwanza agenda.

“It is crucial for the Commission to align with the President’s vision of prioritizing the welfare of our citizens, as the government’s primary focus is on putting the needs of our people first as part of the Kenya Kwanza government initiative.” The youthful member of parliament added.

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His remarks come just a day after the Salaries and Renumerations Commission boss Lyn Mengich defended the move to have salaries increased noting that it was supposed to be increased long time ago but it was postponed due to the emergence of Covid-19.d3d3a7a3ad684abf824acfcd806c1e4e?quality=uhq&resize=720

SOURCE: https://twitter.com/DidmusWaBarasa/status/1675535472985096197?t=_cDJWLrH-eNSJMmqtO9XAQ&s=19

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