At least 133,000 civil servants and National Youth Service (NYS) personnel will from the end of this month get a salary increment.
The pay rise has been pending since 2007 when recommendations were made by the defunct Permanent Public Service Remuneration Review board for harmonisation of basic pay in the public service.
Public Service Minister Dalmas Otieno said on Monday that the new salary adjustments would involve civil servants in job groups A to T.
“Unionisable Civil Servants in job groups A to L have been awarded an increase of between 17-18 percent. With this adjustment, the government has fully met the demand by the Union of Kenya Civil Servants and has up to now raised salaries for Civil Servants in this category by an average of 53 percent between July 2007 and July 2012,” the minister stated.
Those in job groups M to T got a 12-20 percent increment.