Here is the latest list of counties that have been listed under hardship areas:
West Pokot County
Tana River County
Taita Taveta County
Recently, the commission added 4 new hardship areas due to the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The added counties include,
Baringo North. The areas include;
Tiaty East, Tiaty West and Marigat sub-counties.
Kajiado county- loitoktok, mashuuru and Kajiado west
Kitui County- Mumoni, Mutito North and Teikuru sub-counties
Homa bay county- suba and Mbita sub counties
The hardship allowance is paid at a flat rate. In 2014, the Salaries and Remuneration Commission reviewed hardship allowances and abolished the percentage of basic pay.