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Salaries Remuneration Commission v. Parliamentary Service Commission, Attorney General, Law Society of Kenya, Benson Mutura & Okiya Omtatah Okoiti

(2019) JELR 94759 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  Civil Application 9 of 2019 (Ur. 8/2019)  •  24 May 2019  •  Kenya

Coram
Milton Stephen Asike Makhandia, William Ouko, James Otieno Odek

Judgement

RULING OF THE COURT

1. By Gazette Notice No. 6517 dated 7th July 2017, the applicant, Salaries Remuneration Commission, published review of remuneration and benefits for State Officers working in Senate and National Assembly and serving in the 12th Parliament. The overall effect of the Gazette Notice is inter alia to reduce the salaries, remuneration and benefits for state officers below the remuneration and benefits of those who served in the 11th Parliament and below those of coordinate state officers serving in the Executive, Constitutional Commissions and Independent Offices. It is alleged a further effect of the Notice is to take away the state officer’s right to annual salary increment; the review abolished Special Parliamentary Duty Allowance to Members of Parliament who have additional responsibilities; it also abolished allowances to the Leader of Majority Party, Leader of Minority Party, Chairpersons of Committees, Members of the Speakers Panel, the Chief Whip and Minority Wh…

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