NAIROBI, Kenya, May 11 – Commission on Administrative Justice (CAJ) on Monday said suspended Ethics and Corruption Commission (EACC) deputy Chief Executive Officer Michael Mubea was not earning his salary illegally as earlier stated in its report.
CAJ instead blamed the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) for giving conflicting information on what Mubea should have earned at the EACC.
“The Salaries and Remuneration Commission has negated its earlier position regarding the salary of Ethics and Anti-Corruption Deputy CEO, Michael Mubea,” CAJ stated.
In a letter dated September 2014, SRC informed CAJ that it had not approved Mubea’s monthly salary of Sh780, 000.
But in another letter of April 27, 2015, SRC said it had approved Mubea’s salary of Sh780, 000 on May 22, 2014.
CAJ Chairperson Otiendo Amollo expressed displeasure in the manner in which SRC had given conflicting messages that he said were likely to cause more confusion in what public servants should be earning.
“Separately, allow us to observe that the mode adopted by the SRC of issuing unclear and sometimes contradictory directives, some of which result in Grade 2 Commission employees earning more than the Commission Chairperson will lead to confusion and ultimately erode our very standing to issue authoritative directives on public service salaries. We state this with utmost respect,” Amollo asserted.
The clarification by SRC however came after CAJ in its report on April 15 asked for action to be taken against Mubea for earning Sh780, 000 instead of Sh550, 000.