The Salaries and Remuneration Commission is a Kenya government Commission established under the Salaries & Remuneration Commission Act, 2011.[1] Its independence is guaranteed in the Constitution of Kenya.


The functions of the commission as defined in the act that established it are:[2]

Membership The Commission has one of the largest memberships of Commissioners drawn from a wide spectrum of stakeholder representatives. The current membership and representation of the Commission is as follows:[3][4][5]

Notable Events and Proposals

On 7 October 2012, the commission declared a hefty exit package that MPs had awarded themselves illegal and indicated that it would move to court to block it.[6]

Following extensive research in the United States, UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Tanzania and Rwanda, the commission released a new salary structure on 5 February 2013. The structure had significant cuts to the pay of state officers. They also appealed to the public to make their suggestions so that they can be taken into consideration.[7]


  1. ^ "The Salaries & Remuneration Commission Act, 2011 | Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution". Archived from the original on 2013-04-14. Retrieved 2012-12-30.
  2. ^ "Functions of Salaries and Remuneration Commission in Kenya". AfroCave. 2019-01-19. Retrieved 2022-07-24.
  3. ^ "Salaries and Remuneration Commissioners gazetted". Archived from the original on 2013-09-28. Retrieved 2012-12-30.
  4. ^ Steve Nguru. "Constitutions of Kenya - Salaries and Remuneration Commission SRC".
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  6. ^ "MPs' Sh2bn exit package illegal, Salaries and Remuneration Commission". Daily Nation. 3 July 2020.
  7. ^ "New salary structure slashes MPs salaries". The Star. 6 February 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2013.