The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) says it is not responsible for the protracted nurses’ strike that is in its third month.
The national salaries regulator on Wednesday said the job boycott is beyond salary raise and the job evaluation it undertook.
SRC Vice Chairman Daniel Ogutu told MPs that the caregivers are pushing for their own commission.
“The complications we have in the medical sector are beyond money,” he said.
“People are keen on pushing for their own commissions to push for their interests just like the Teachers Service Commission, among others, does.”
He made the comments when he and other SRC officials appeared before National Assembly’s special committee formed to scrutinise the Sh10 billion supplementary budget for fresh presidential election.
The SRC wants an additional Sh47 million, which is the supplementary budget, to complete the job evaluation for government employees.