Salaries for the Civil Servants in the Following Ministries yet to be Paid
Salaries for the Civil Servants in the Following Ministries yet to be Paid. In 2023, county governments have also not yet received any capitation from the federal government. Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua stated at a speech in Mombasa on April 19 that counties will begin receiving payments in January 2023.
Despite the country’s ongoing liquidity crunch, civil personnel in six ministries have not yet received their salaries. Since their last payment was made at the end of February, employees are already in their second month without compensation.
The administration has insisted that it won’t borrow money for ongoing expenses and will instead rely on money earned from taxes even as state personnel wait for their back pay.
Since the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has not yet paid teachers, the Ministry of Education is most impacted. To pay March salaries, TSC requires 8 billion shillings from the government.
The MoH, on the other hand, lacks 2.5 billion shillings in order to pay healthcare staff in all counties. Due to delayed pay, several healthcare professionals have already put their instruments away. For the purpose of paying employee dues in March 2023, the Ministry of Energy is asking the Treasury for 306 million shillings.
For the National Youth Service, or NYS, the Ministry of Public Service still needs to acquire 845 million shillings in order to pay its employees. To settle salary arrears, the government must pay 213 million shillings to the State Department of Regional Development in the North Corridor.
To pay the salary owing to the staff of the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), the Treasury need 1.7 billion shillings. Additionally, county governments have not yet received any federal funds as of 2023.
This is in light of recent claims that the government is solvent. On the other side, the Ministry of Health lacks the 2.5 billion shillings necessary to pay medical personnel.
Kisumu, Mombasa, Nyamira, Kisii, Murang’a, Nyeri, Laikipia, Bomet, Nyamira, Embu, Vihiga, and Taita Taveta are among the counties where medics have donned their gear.
To pay worker dues for March 2023, the Ministry of Energy is requesting 306 million shillings from the Treasury. 845 million shillings are still owed to the National Youth Service, which is under the Ministry of Public Service, for paying its employees.
The government must pay Ksh213 million to the State Department of Regional Development in the North Corridor to settle salary arrears. To pay Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) employees’ salary arrears, Treasury requires 1.7 billion shillings.
In 2023, county governments have also not yet received any capitation from the federal government. Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua stated at a speech in Mombasa on April 19 that counties will begin receiving payments in January 2023.
However, revenue climbed from 84.2 billion to 260.9 billion shillings in March, more than enough to pay for the rising cost of debt repayment and the wages of state officials.
“It’s true that we’ve encountered a few minor disbursement issues. We have decided against borrowing money to cover salaries since doing so is both irresponsible and unsustainable. Our reliance will be on our earnings. The DP told counties that they would soon receive their allotments.