The Problem with Public University Salaries in Kenya

  • Ishmael I Munene
Keywords: Cost-of-Living adjustment, Faculty Strikes, Kenya Market Pay, Merit Pay, Pay-for-Performance, Public Universities


Faculty strikes over salaries have become a regular feature in Kenya’s public universities. The article identifies the preponderance of union-negotiated pay increase, absence of a merit pay system and the lack of differentiated pay tied to institutional context as key contributing factors. It recommends a more robust compensation scheme that includes pay-for-performance system, context-based differentiated pay for university executives and the democratization of the university budget processes.

Author Biography

Ishmael I Munene

Ishmael I. Munene is associate professor in the Educational Leadership Department, Northern Arizona University

How to Cite
Munene, I. I. (2014). The Problem with Public University Salaries in Kenya. International Higher Education, (77), 21-22.
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