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TSC Hardship Area Review: Latest List of All Hardship Areas

TSC has removed all Sub-Counties located in Nyandarua County from the list of hardship areas. Other counties affected by this move are Murangá, Kandara, Kigumo, and Nyahururu Sub-Counties

The New List

TSC has assigned various areas as hardship areas. The areas listed as hardship comprise those that are in arid areas, those affected by famine and terrorism. In the year 2012, TSC had 38 areas listed and approved as hardship areas.

At the moment, these are the areas listed as hardship areas and teachers in these areas receive monthly hardship allowances.

S/NO
COUNTY
 1.
GARISSA COUNTY
 2.
KILIFI COUNTY
 3.
ISIOLO COUNTY
 4.
LAMU COUNTY
 5.
MARSABIT COUNTY
 6.
MANDERA COUNTY
 7.
NAROK COUNTY
 8.
SAMBURU COUNTY
 9.
TAITA TAVETA COUNTY
 10.
TANA RIVER COUNTY
 11.
WEST POKOT COUNTY
 12.
TURKANA COUNTY
 13.
WAJIR COUNTY

Hardship allowance is an extra allowance paid to teachers who work in areas listed as hardship areas. A hardship area has to meet the following conditions:

  1. Insecurity and high possibility of security threats.
  2. Lack of or unavailability or inaccessibility to food.
  3. Limited basic social services and amenities.
  4. Persistent harsh climatic conditions like flooding, landslides, and drought
  5. Inadequate transport and communication network

Teachers who work in hardship areas face a number of challenges that may include:

  • Lack of water
  • Flooding
  • Hostile conditions characterized by constant attacks.

Hardship Allowances

The Salaries and Remuneration Commission, SRC reviewed hardship allowance in 2014 to be paid at a flat rate for all equivalent grades or job groups. The Commission abolished the pegging of the hardship allowance as a percentage of basic pay.

For teachers working in hardship areas, the following table shows a breakdown of how TSC compensates them according to their job group.

S/NO
GRADE
TSC Scale
Former Job Group
Hardship allowance – in Kshs per month
 1.
B5
5
G
6,600
 2.
C1
6
H
8,200
 3.
C2
7
I
10,900
 4.
C3
8
J
12,300
 5.
C4
9
K
14,650
 6.
C5
10
L
17,100
 7.
D1
11
M
27,300
 8.
D2
12
N
27,300
 9.
D3
13
P
31,500
 10.
D4
14
Q
31,500
 11.
D5
15
R
38,100

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2 Comments
  1. Sambu says

    Chepalungu in Bomet county isn’t included and it’s extremely hardship compared to other counties benefiting from the said allowance.
    It’s extremely hardship to an extend TSC secretariat staff aren’t posted there expected the most junior of the rank in the category.

  2. joseph odhiambo ocholla says

    1.please consider those who attained high qualification and their certicates has been acknologed as away of motivation.
    2. Also tsc to reconsider teachers in B5 who were not promoted to C1 ,in july 2020 because they were still in KNUT and have Exited KNUT, WE ARE SUFFERING

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