Grades E2, E1, and D5 will receive a Sh3000 increase in their allowances to Sh14,000 while D4 will now receive Sh11,200.The per diem for civil officials in the highest job group U-V will increase from Sh14,600 to Sh18,200. S-T and P-R will receive Sh16,800 and Sh14,000, respectively, while K-N (Sh11,200), F-J (6,300), and A-E would receive Sh11,200 and Sh14,000, respectively (4,200). Last year, the Senate approved Nakuru’s plea to be raised from a municipality to a city.According to documents submitted to the Senate last year, the city has a population of 367,183, which surpassed the threshold of 250,000 people as a requirement for a city.
Following the elevation of the county headquarters to a city last year, the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) has increased the per diem rates for State officers and civil servants in Nakuru. Nakuru’s tariffs will now be the same as those in Nairobi, Kisumu, and Mombasa, according to a statement released by SRC on Thursday.
“Following conferment of city status on Nakuru town, as per Executive Order No. 6 2021, the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) has reviewed the cluster placement of Nakuru for purposes of payment of Daily Subsistence Allowances (DSA) from county headquarters to cities, to be in tandem with the rates payable for other cities,” SRC said in a statement.
The latest review will apply to all State officers and civil servants both at national and county governments. SRC last reviewed the rates in 2017 when Nakuru was still a municipality. State officers in job grade F4 will now receive Sh22,000 as per diem on local travel, up from Sh18,000. Grades F1, F2 and E5 will be entitled to Sh18,200 up from Sh14,600 while E3 and E4 will get Sh16,800.