SRC discriminates against graduate teachers as they earn peanuts, says MP
The Salaries and Remuneration Commission has been accused of discriminating against some civil servants. Bomet Central MP Ronald Tonui said the commission, chaired by Sarah Serem, has not harmonised salaries for government employees. He said while other civil servants enjoy good perks, teachers continue to earn “peanuts”. Tonui said he will soon present a petition in Parliament for the SRC to release guidelines on harmonising teachers’ salaries. He questioned why graduates working with the Parliamentary Service and the Judicial Service commissions are paid more than their teacher counterparts. Tonui said the entry salary for graduates at the two commissions is Sh120, 000 per month, while graduate teachers take home a paltry Sh24,000 per month. The MP said discrimination against teachers must be condemned. He said the pay should match their work.