Mandate of the Commission

As per Article 230(4) of the Kenyan Constitution, 2010,  the powers and functions of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) are:

  1. To set and regularly review the remuneration and benefits of all State officers; and
  2. To advise the national and county governments on the remuneration and benefits of all other public officers.

In performing its functions, SRC shall take the following principles into account:

  • 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; and
  • Transparency and fairness.

Additionally, Section 12 of SRC Act, 2011, includes the principle of equal remuneration to persons for work of equal value.

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