The new Attorney General Paul Kihara is set to earn 54% less than what former AG Githu Muigai was earning. Githu was the best paid public servant taking home about Sh32.9 million per year.
The new Attorney General is set to be earning around Sh. 14.9million per year which is close to half of what Githu was earning.
Professor Githu Muigai benefited from the fact that he was in private legal practice hence qualifying for non-practicing allowance amongst other allowances pushing his salary to over 2 million shillings.
Amongst his other benefits was the fact that his salary was to remain the same since the establishment of Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) happened while he was in office and the SRC had allowed State officers whose pay had been set before the Commission was established to remain the same.
The new Attorney General’s salary is now governed by the Salary and Remuneration Commission hence he will now earn Sh792,000 as gross salary per month.
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