In Summary
  • The Bill amends various laws, including the SRC Act, the Pensions Act and the Pharmacy and Poisons Act.

  • The commission would need bigger office space to accommodate the commissioners and employ more staff for them. 

Disquiet has hit the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) after President Uhuru Kenyatta assented to the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2017, on Friday.

The Bill amends various laws, including the SRC Act, the Pensions Act and the Pharmacy and Poisons Act.

The amendments to the SRC Act makes commissioners full-time employees and gives the President the power to nominate the chairperson.

But there are concerns in the SRC on the legality of the move and the cost of implementing the amendments.

EMPLOYEES

Commission employees are worried that the move to make the commissioners full-time employees could be challenged in court on the grounds that they exceed the number laid down in the Constitution.

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