After the National Police Service (NPSC) completes the employment evaluation process, police officers are expected to receive raises by the end of this week.
The commission’s head, Eliud Kinuthia, stated that the review was carried out in accordance with a collaborative working agreement with the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC).
“We are fully engaged with the SRC to ensure that this is successful,” Kinuthia said at a press conference on Wednesday.
The third pay review cycle impacts both officers and civilians in the service.
Kinuthia stated that the move is in accordance with the constitutionally mandated compensation review cycle for federal personnel.
He was quick to add, however, that this had nothing to do with the report to be given by the task team led by David Maraga.
“We do not prevent the ongoing phase. There is a clear definition of the mandate between the Constitutional Commission and the working group.”
He added: “Whether the task force is commissioned or not, the president’s task force has a higher mandate.
The first round of the police review was released in 2019 after the third phase of the review, and the second in 2020 for the last phase of the previous administration. ”
The new salary increase is a relief for officials who have not received a raise in the last two years.
Of the Sh27.1 billion released by the Treasury for salary increases, the police received Sh3.6 billion.
Some Sh2.84 billion will be released in the 2023-24 financial year and Sh1.3 billion for the next financial year.
The Inspector General of Police, Japthet Kome, said the money would be released tomorrow. This is good news to Police officers as they anticipate for a pay rise.