Langata MP Jalango has spoken out against the Salaries and Remuneration Commission's (SRC) decision to increase salaries for public servants.

 He criticized the move, arguing that it is not appropriate given the current economic challenges faced by many Kenyans.

Jalango emphasized that public funds should be used to improve essential services and support the vulnerable, rather than increasing salaries for those already earning substantial incomes.

"There are things that almost look like a setup! We are in a crisis and SRC is proposing an increment of 14K! Yaani mnataka tupigwe tukufe ndio mfurahi? Mimi sitaki!" Jalango posted on his X page.

This happened after the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) announced a salary increment for state and public officers in Kenya.

"Monthly remuneration structure for state officers in the Executive of the government will be implemented in the financial year 2024/25 with effect from July 1, 2024," the commission said in a notice.

As detailed in a Gazette notice that was published by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) in August 2023, the increments took effect on July 1.

In the executive, Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi, Cabinet Secretaries, and the Attorney General were among the biggest beneficiaries with a salary raise of Sh33,000.

Also set to get the Sh33,000 salary raise include the Head of Public Service Felix Koskei and the Secretary to the Cabinet Mercy Wanjau.

On the other hand, Principal Secretaries and Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome, National Intelligence Service (NIS) Director General Noordin Haji will also get a salary raise.

The trio will be earning Sh819,844 from this month. Previously, their salary was quoted as Sh792,519, marking an increment of Sh27,325.

Meanwhile, the Deputy IG and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss Mohamed  Amin will be earning Ksh Sh684,233 from Sh652,742.

Notably, only President William Ruto and Deputy President Rigathi will have their salaries retained as they are currently.

In Parliament, both Speakers of the House will get an increment from Sh1,185,327 to Sh1,208,362. Their deputies will also be getting a raise from Sh948,261 to Sh966,690.

Leaders of the Majority and Minority in both houses will benefit from an increment of Sh15,251. 

New salaries for MPs and Senators will be Sh739,600 from the past Sh725,502.