Kakamega News

Court hands back KSh 2.3 billion in allowances to MCAs, wage bill hits KSh 650 billion

- Kakamega County Assembly Service Board had moved to court to challenge the MCAs' pay cut - The court quashed a gazette notice published by SRC to reduce salaries of the Ward Representatives - The court argued the commission did not follow the law when it slashed the MCAs' wages and benefits - The MCAs used to received KSh 2.3 billion in allowances but this dropped to KSh 1.4 billion after the cut - The country currently spends about 55% of its revenue collection to pay salaries and allowances The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC), the body mandated by the Constitution to set and review salaries of state and public officers, has suffered a major setback in its ongoing efforts to tame ballooning public wage bill.

Tuko , Kenya Dec 12, 2018

Proposal to match county funds with populations

Speaking at Kiminini in Trans Nzoia County, Governor Wangamati said that while Bungoma is third in population size after Nairobi and Kakamega counties, revenue allocation does not reflect this.

Daily Nation , Kenya Dec 12, 2018

Kenyans celebrate Jamhuri - PHOTOS

Kakamega Wycliffe Oparanya (right) and County commissioner Abdi Jaldesa during Jamhuri Day parade at Bukhungu Stadium in December 12, 2018.

Daily Nation , Kenya Dec 12, 2018

Uhuru raps State agencies for frustrating SMEs

New taxes Mr Kenyatta's comments come at a time when counties such as Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Kakamega among others have moved to introduce new levies for small businesses in a bid to shore up revenues to fund their budgets.

Daily Nation , Kenya Dec 12, 2018

Kenyatta raps State agencies for frustrating SMEs

New taxes Mr Kenyatta's comments come at a time when counties such as Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Kakamega among others have moved to introduce new levies for small businesses in a bid to shore up revenues to fund their budgets.

Business Daily Africa , Kenya Dec 12, 2018

MCAs win court battle for higher pay, perks

UNPALATABLE He was ruling on a case in which the Kakamega and Mombasa county governments had sought to have the Salaries and Remuneration Commission stopped from reviewing county staff salaries.

Daily Nation , Kenya Dec 12, 2018

MCAs get back Sh1.5bn pay perks lost in SRC cut

The County Government of Kakamega and the Kakamega County Assembly Service Board had filed the suit against the SRC’s decision, terming it irregular.

Business Daily Africa , Kenya Dec 12, 2018

Kabras reinforce: Western-based side sign South African Wilson as Kenya Cup enters Match Day 5

“The South Africans have settled very well in Kakamega and they are really enjoying the place very well,” he added.

The Star , Kenya Dec 11, 2018

Boost as South Korea to buy Kenya’s bananas, broccoli

In Kenya, areas which produce green bananas include Nyamira, Kakamega, Bungoma, Muranga, Nyeri, Kericho and Kirinyaga.

Business Daily Africa , Kenya Dec 11, 2018

2022 succession politics

Speaking in Kakamega during a funds drive, the son of Moi slammed Ruto for carrying on with early campaigns and compared the DP with a guitarist who starts performance before the real hour.

Tuko , Kenya Dec 11, 2018