In the interest of the citizens of Kenya and in accordance with Article 249 of the Constitution of Kenya, the Commission will always defend its constitutional mandate to set and review remuneration and benefits for State Officers as provided by Article 230 of the Constitution.
In discharging its mandate, the Commission is guided by the principles set out in Article 230 (5) of the Constitution, which require, among others, that the Commission ensures: Fiscal sustainability of the total public compensation bill, Equity and fairness in the Public Service, Fiscal Responsibility.
To effectively implement this mandate, SRC is bound by the Constitutional Principles outlined in Article 230 (5) of the Constitution and SRC Act, 2011 Sec. 12 (1) which are as follows: the need to ensure that the total public compensation bill is fiscally sustainable; the need to ensure that public services are able to attract and retain the skills required to execute their functions; the need to recognise productivity and performance; transparency and fairness; and equal pay to persons for work of equal value.
Mrs Lyn Cherop Mengich
Mrs. Mengich is the Chairperson of the Commission. She is a human resources (HR) professional and business leader, with over 25 years cross-industry experience, holding strategic leadership and board positions in Kenya, the East African region and Africa. Her experience spans public traded and private sector organizations.
Highlights of her experience include; Talent and Change Manager for Shell Oil Products Africa, Regional HR Manager for 11 countries in the East African region, HR Director for Barclays Bank, HR Director for Kenya Commercial Bank, HR Director for Smith Kline Beecham-East Africa and CEO Nuevo Consulting. She has also held board positions at Jamii Bora Bank, National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and Sovereign Group.
Mrs. Mengich is a fellow of the Institute of Human Resource Management – Kenya and holds a Master of Science in Human Resource Management, Executive Development Program from Cornel University, Advanced Management Program from Strathmore Business School (SBS) and IESE Business School in Spain. She has acquired extensive knowledge in leadership, governance, management and HR management from different development programs in and outside the country.