Judicial officers are some of the biggest winners of the latest review by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC).
According to the document seen by Kenyans.co.ke, judicial officers are set to get an allowance to be paid strictly to officers performing special duties.
“Consequently, in the exercise of 2010 as provided under Article 230(4)(a) of the Constitution of Kenya, SRC has reviewed and set herein the remuneration and benefits for the Judiciary under the Third Remuneration and Benefits Review Cycle that covers Financial Years (FY) 2021/2022-2024/2025,” the review reads.
Magistrates pose in front of the Supreme court Judges on December 7, 2022.
Judicial Service Commission
Judicial officers set to benefit from the latest review include Chief Justice Martha Koome, Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu, and Deputy Principal Judges who will all get Ksh150,000 as a special allowance.
Resident judges will get Ksh130,000 while the Head of Station will get 30 per cent of monthly pensionable emoluments.
The allowance shall be paid to judges and magistrates whose duties involve added responsibility over and above the duties stipulated in one’s terms of service for which a regular salary is paid.
Judicial officers will also get airtime of up to Ksh25,000 per month.
When it comes to the daily sustenance allowance for local and foreign travel, the review specified that the officers will be remunerated as specified by SRC from time to time.
Similarly, the CJ, DCJ, Judges of the Supreme Court, Judges of the Court of Appeal, and Judges of the High Court shall get Ksh50,000 monthly as annual leave allowance.
Meanwhile, Chief Magistrates, Senior Principal Magistrates, Principal Magistrates, Senior Resident Magistrates, and Resident Magistrates will get Ksh30,000 as an annual leave allowance.
The Chief Justice and his Deputy shall be eligible for a car loan of up to Ksh10 million and a mortgage of up to Ksh 40 million.
Judges and magistrates will access car loans of up to Ksh8 million and Ksh4 million respectively.
They will also be entitled to a mortgage of up to Ksh35 million and Ksh20 million respectively.
The interest shall be 3 per cent per year on a reduced balance for the duration of the loan. The duration for the mortgage is 20 years and 5 years for the car loan.
On transport, Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, and High Court Judges will get an official car with an engine not exceeding a capacity of 3000cc.
Chief magistrates and Chief Kadhis will get an official car with a capacity not exceeding 2000cc and a commuter allowance of Ksh24,000 per month.
Other magistrates and Kadhis will get a commuter allowance as prescribed by SRC from time to time.
“An annual medical cover shall be provided to the State officers, one spouse, and up to four children below the age of 25 years fully dependent on the State officers as outlined by SRC,” read part of the report.
SRC chairperson Lynn Mengich listens to the Intergovernmental Budget and Economic Council (IBEC) meeting at the Kenya School of Government, Nairobi on January 26, 2023.