The Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA) has been recognized with the prestigious Wage Bill Accountability prize by President William Ruto. The Authority secured the first runners-up position among three government agencies honored, following the Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) and Unclaimed Asset Authority.

Chaired by former Baringo governor Stanley Kiptis and led by acting Director General Alice Kande, KNQA stood out among over 300 government bodies for its exemplary performance in maintaining the salary parameters outlined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC). The Authority’s commitment to keeping the wage bill below 35% of the revenue ratio for three consecutive years, coupled with demonstrated improvements in bill reduction, earned them this accolade.

Accepting the award on behalf of KNQA, Kande expressed pride in the team’s accomplishments, stating, “I am proud of the KNQA Council, management, and staff for their outstanding efforts that led to this significant award from His Excellency President William Ruto. We will continue to strive for excellence.”

President Ruto commended the institutions for their exemplary practices, emphasizing the importance of collaboration and commitment to achieving public service wage bill sustainability. He affirmed the government’s unwavering support for institutions in implementing strategic interventions aimed at enhancing efficiency and productivity in the public sector.

The award ceremony, held during the third national wage bill conference at the Bomas of Kenya, highlighted KNQA’s dedication to fiscal responsibility and productivity enhancement, setting a commendable standard for other public sector entities to follow.