The government has been advised by the World Bank to review and scrap off hefty hardship allowances paid to civil servants now that some of the areas previously designated as hardship have greatly developed.
The new mapping is set out to commence in January. Some of the targeted areas by the Teachers Service Commission include parts of Nakuru County, Narok, Laikipia, Kwale, Baringo, Pokot, Kwale, Turkana, Eastern, North Eastern, Taita Taveta, etc.
Teachers currently enjoying these hefty allowances should, therefore, be psychologically prepared for huge pay cuts.
Some of the teachers employed by the Teachers Service Commission to work in schools within hardship areas should prepare themselves for huge salary deductions from the year 2021.
This is simply because the TSC is planning to review and scrap off hardship allowances for some areas which have undergone significant development and hence can no longer qualify to be categorized as hardship regions.
According to the TSC, some of the areas that are likely to be affected by these changes include parts of Nakuru County, Narok, Laikipia, Kwale, Baringo, Pokot, Kwale, Turkana, Eastern, North Eastern, and Taita Taveta.
The new mapping of hardship areas is set to kick off in January 2021.
The suggestion by World Bank is pegged on the fact that devolution has brought forth major developments in areas that were previously marginalized hence making the areas more comfortable for civil servants and residents