Court orders housing allowance for Deputy Governors

Court orders housing allowance for Deputy Governors

The High Court has ruled that Deputy Governors qualify for housing allowance just as their bosses do.

In a ruling issued on Friday, Justice Chacha Mwita directed the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) to review their housing benefits.

The petitioners claimed that they were exposed to discrimination and that the law should be applied equally to all.

“Housing allowance is not the same as remuneration, it’s a benefit that public servants enjoy. They are entitled to the benefits and there cannot be any reason why they have been treated unfairly,” Justice Mwita said.

He added that it is a violation of our bill of rights to subject them as State officers to unfair discrimination.

The judge further criticised the SRC for not giving them the housing allowance at the beginning of their tenure.

Two years ago, the Council of Governors sued the commission for withholding the benefits for the deputy county bosses.

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