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Monday, 17 September, 2001, 19:04 GMT 20:04 UK
High salaries for Kenyan judges

The authorities in Kenya have awarded high salary rises to judges in what they say is move to help fight corruption.

The rise which takes immediate effect is over 400 percent.

The Chief Justice will now earn about two-thousand-five-hundred dollars a month.

He will also be given transport allowance in addition to the vehicle which is provided for him by the government.

Judges' salaries were last reviewed in 1996.

A BBC correspondent in Nairobi says magistrates and junior judiciary officers, who have not been awarded the increases, are likely to protest against the new salaries.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service

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