The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) has reviewed upwards the monthly salary of judges and magistrates, except for Chief Justice Martha Koome and her deputy Philomena Mwilu.
Also left out in the new pay scheme are Supreme Court judges.
In a letter to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), the SRC increased allowances for judges and magistrates amid an ongoing court case challenging the pay raise.
In the new changes, the Court of Appeal judges will be paid a maximum of Sh1,156,108 up from Sh1,122,759 set through a letter dated August 18, 2017.
High Court judges will now earn a maximum of Sh1,000,974 up from Sh907,279.
The SRC has furnished JSC with an itemised consolidated pay of the judicial officers, which indicates the salary of the Chief Justice will remain at Sh1.3 million.
Deputy Chief Justice’s salary remains at Sh1.23 million while the Supreme Court judges’ pay is also retained at Sh1.218 million.
The letter further indicates chief magistrates will now earn Sh732,000 up from Sh650,253 set in 2017.
Senior principal magistrates will earn Sh485,000 up from Sh480,000 while principal magistrates will be receiving Sh365,000 up from 360,000.
Senior resident magistrates will be earning Sh329,000 up from Sh300,000 and a resident magistrate will be getting Sh195,000 from Sh190,000.
The SRC has also raised the monthly non-practising allowance for judges from Sh13,000 to Sh20,000, while magistrates and Kadhis got Sh15,000, up from Sh10,000.
The commission also enhanced risk or security allowance for magistrates and Kadhis to Sh20,000 a month from Sh15,000. Judges do not enjoy security allowance because they have police guards.