Salary Details of JSC Members Revealed

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JSC Commissioner, Prof. Olive Mugenda, putting questions to candidates at the 2021 interviews for Chief Justice
  • The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has had a rather torrid two weeks interviewing candidates for the Chief Justice position.

    The commission led by Prof Olive Mugenda is set to retreat to consider the performance of the interviewees, but a a spanner was thrown into the works following a court order barring the commissioners from nominating the next chief justice.

    Meanwhile, many Kenyans might be wondering just how much JSC members take home in form of salaries and allowances.

    According to the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC), each of the JSC members earn between Ksh150,000 and Ksh250,000 as a responsibility allowance.

    JSC Commissioner, Prof. Olive Mugenda, putting questions to candidates at the 2021 interviews for Chief Justice
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    The special duty allowance is similar to a retainer, and it is intended to cover tasks that members may do outside of the commission’s formal meetings.

    The commissioners also take home an allowance of Ksh40,000 per sitting, with the SRC putting a maximum of 8 sittings in a month. 

    The JSC is also entitled to special tasks allowance of Ksh20,000 to Ksh25,000 per sitting for disciplinary cases and recruiting purposes.

    For the 10 days that the commissioners were conducting interviews for the Chief Justice Position, they earned between Ksh200,000 and Ksh250,000.

    Apart from the allowances the commissioners earn as members of JSC, they are also entitled to remuneration from their full-time jobs such as Attorney General Paul Kihara who takes home more than Ksh700,000.

    Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu takes home between Ksh800,000 to Ksh1.2 million, while Justice Mohamed Warsame pockets between Ksh680,000 and Ksh1 million as a Court of Appeal judge.

    Justice David Majanja created a buzz when he openly said he as an alumnus of the Alliance High School, and takes home between Ksh600,000 to Ksh900,000.

    Senior Principal Magistrate Evelyn Olwande who represents magistrates in the JSC is entitled to between Ksh300,000 to Ksh400,000. 

    Olwande is the newest entrant to the JSC having been appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta in January 2021.

    JSC Commissioner Lady Justice Philomena Mwilu putting questions to candidates at the 2021 interviews for Chief Justice
    JSC Commissioner Lady Justice Philomena Mwilu putting questions to candidates at the 2021 interviews for Chief Justice
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  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM

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