Striking doctors
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Think deeply about salary issue

Striking doctors in a procession along Uhuru Highway in Nairobi on April 9, 2024.

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The government will spend Sh136 billion in salary increments for civil servant by the end of the next financial year.
  • Where a government puts public money must have some relationship with the country’s most pressing needs.
  • Government salaries are a tale not of Robin Hood but of ‘Robbing Hood’ and poor taxpayers: The accounts of public servants are swimming in ‘job satisfaction’.