The Government of Kenya has suspended salary increments for all civil servants for the next two years as the government grapples the tough economic times in the country.

The Salaries and Remunerations Commission (SRC) has announced that all hikes in pay and allowances have been suspended due to the harsh economic times occasioned by Covid-19.

SRC chairperson Lyn Mengich said the government will review the situation after two fiscal years and the economic status then will determine whether the pay rises will be effected.

The move is set to cause mummers in the civil service, which is already grappling with a manpower shortage due to the high attrition rate and many officers expected to exit to contest in the 2022 General Election.