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TSC Allowances per Job Group, How House Allowance Vary by Region in Kenya

TSC allowances, house allowance per region and job group in Kenya

In the CBA that was signed in 2016 by the TSC and teachers’ unions, teachers received some enhanced basic salaries and allowances. Though enhancement in basic salary favoured mostly administrators, the then Salaries and Remuneration Commission also provided a considerable increase in house allowance for the teachers. This article explores some TSC allowances per job group enjoyed by teachers and how the house allowance differs depending on where you are teaching.

Allowances Paid by TSC to Teachers

All teachers in Kenya employed by the TSC enjoy three allowances, namely House allowance, Commuter allowance and Annual leave allowance.

TSC Annual Leave Allowance

Annual leave allowance is paid to all teachers once at the beginning of every year.

Teachers in job groups B5 and C1 receive a leave allowance of Ksh. 4,000, while those in C2 to C5 get 6,000. On the other hand, teachers in D1 to D5, mostly administrators, get paid Ksh. 10,000.

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TSC Hardship Allowance

Hardship allowance is paid to teachers in designated hardship areas, in some parts of the following counties:

  1.  Mandera County
  2. Marsabit County
  3. Kwale County
  4. Garissa County
  5. Wajir County
  6. West Pokot County
  7. Narok County
  8. Turkana County
  9. Kilifi County
  10. Isiolo County
  11. Lamu County
  12. Taita Taveta County
  13. Tana River County
  14. Samburu County

TSC hardship allowances are paid, according to job groups, as shown in the table below:

JOB GROUP HARDSHIP ALLOWANCE ( pm)
B5 6,600
C1 8,200
C2 10,900
C3 12,300
C4 14,650
C5 17,100
D1 – D5 27,300 – 38,100

Another allowance referred to as readers/facilitation/aid allowance is given to blind teachers and teachers confined to wheelchairs by virtue of their disability. This allowance is payable at a rate of Ksh. 15,000 per month.

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TSC Teachers Commuter Allowances

Every teacher employed under the TSC receives a transport allowance per month in accordance with their job groups.

JOB GROUP COMMUTER ALLOWANCE
B5 & C1 4,000
C2 5,000
C3 6,000
C4 & C5 8,000
D1 – D5 12,000 – 16,000

Teachers House Allowance by Job Group and Region

Here are the enhanced house allowances for teachers in different regions of Kenya:

TSC house allowances for Nairobi and other major towns

Teachers within Nairobi receive higher house allowances due to increased house rents in the city. However, note that major municipalities strictly refer to those areas within major towns.

Other former municipalities and other areas in Kenya are paid according to the following table:

TSC house allowance for other areas

Most areas in Kenya, especially rural areas fall under other areas when it comes to TSC house allowances. However, other TSC allowances per job group, like commuter allowance and leave allowance do not depend on the region one is teaching.

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