How much do PA’s, drivers, office assistant, Constituency manager earn?
Members of Parliament have refused to increase salaries of their staff, as per the PSC proposal. From reliable sources, the lawmakers rejected the new salary structure released by the PSC for employees.
The lawmakers also rejected qualifications set for their staff by the PSC.
According to the commission constituency managers must have at least a degree but MPs reduced the qualification to diploma.
Personal assistants and ward coordinators should have a bachelor’s degree but MPs said KCSE was enough. For researchers they maintained a degree.
According to the structure proposed by PSC, an office assistant and security guard would take home between 35,000-87,000 monthly.
But MPs insist that the minimum should be at Sh16,000, with the maximum left at their discretion.
Constituency office managers were to get between 115,500 -259,000 shillings. In the previous Parliament it was set at 100k.
In the new structure, the PAs were to get between 69,000-163,500 from the previous amount of 65k.
Drivers and Secretaries were set to earn between 45k and 129k.
In the new PSC structure, county, constituency, ward coordinator, field officer, accounts assistant and procurement assistant to earn 69k upto 164k monthly.
The new structure was set by the commission in its resolution paper 1490 on the salary conversion table.
“The constituency office manager shall be the highest paid staff. No worker shall be paid less than Sh35,000 a month,” the guidelines read.
Currently, there is no cap on the salary payable to the people recruited by lawmakers as the commission only sets the minimum payable.
The commission said it came up with the structure because MPs pay their employees differently.
Like before, MPs want to determine how much to pay employees, as long as they stick to the minimum set by the commission.