SRC not will­ing to ne­go­ti­ate meet­ing al­lowance, JSC says

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

The Salaries and Re­mu­ner­a­tion Com­mis­sion is un­will­ing to set­tle a sit­ting al­lowance dis­pute with JSC of­fi­cials, the Ju­di­cial Ser­vice Com­mis­sion has said.

In an af­fi­davit, Chief Regis­trar of the Ju­di­ciary Anne Amadi says that on Oc­to­ber 3, the court rec­om­mended the for­ma­tion of a team to set­tle the dis­pute. JSC formed a team to en­gage the SRC.

The team com­prised At­tor­ney Gen­eral Githu Muigai, JSC vice chair­per­son Mar­garet Ko­bia, Jus­tice Mo­hamed Warsame and Emily Ominde.

The first meet­ing was to be held on Oc­to­ber 7 at the AG’s of­fice. On the day, Ominde and JSC Regis­trar Win­frida Mokaya went to the AG’s of­fice for the meet­ing, but were in­formed the meet­ing had been can­celled be­cause SRC chair­per­son Sarah Serem was not avail­able.

The meet­ing was can­celled with­out no­tice, Amadi says. SRC has not con­vened an­other meet­ing.

She says SRC has re­mained un­will­ing to set­tle the mat­ter am­i­ca­bly.

Yes­ter­day, Jus­tice Ed­ward Muri­ithi di­rected the JSC and SRC, with fa­cil­i­ta­tion of the At­tor­ney Gen­eral, to meet within seven days with an aim to set­tle the dis­pute. If the par­ties fail to reach an agree­ment, the pe­ti­tion should pro­ceed to full hear­ing on Novem­ber 17, he said.

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