Lyn Mengich: How SRC determined pay hike for State and public officers

She affirmed that the compensation one receives does not dictate the effectiveness of their oversight duties.

"It doesn't matter, if I am given a role to oversee, I will oversee based on the virtue of the authority you derived from the law, not pay," she said.

On evaluation process, Mengich explained; "When we evaluate the job, we take into account the three key roles...the role of representation, the oversight, and legislation."

This assessment, Mengich said, ensures that the remuneration reflects the comprehensive responsibilities of the role.

Under the new SRC salary grading system, State employees will now get a 7-10 per cent salary raise to be backdated to July 1 after a freeze placed in 2021.

However, President William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi will not be affected by the new changes.

Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi will take home a gross salary of Sh957,000, with a salary market adjustment of Sh182,800, similar with other Cabinet Secretaries, the Attorney General, Head of Public Service and Secretary to the Cabinet.

Principal Secretary, Inspector General of Police and the Director-General, National Intelligence Service will take home a gross salary of Sh792,519 with a market adjustment of Sh167,008.

Deputy Inspector-General Kenya Police Service, Deputy Inspector-General, Administration Police Service and Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss will take home a gross salary of Sh652,742 with a market adjustment of Sh161,097 respectively.

The National Treasury has allocated Sh27.1 billion in the Financial Year 2023/24 to undertake the exercise.