Who are the highest paid government officials in Kenya? According to the figures from the SRC, Uhuru Kenyatta, who is the president of Kenya, is the highest paid government official in the country with a monthly salary of Ksh 1,750,000.He is closely followed by his deputy William Ruto who pockets Ksh 1.487 million per month.
Speaker of the National Assembly is the third highest paid government employee with a monthly pay in excess of Ksh 1,400,000.Other government officials who earn upwards of Ksh 1 million are: Chief Justice,Speaker of the Senate,Cabinet Secretary, Chief of Defense Forces ,County Governor,Deputy Speaker of the Senate Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly ,Deputy Chief Justice Attorney General,Auditor General, Judge of the Supreme Court ,Chairman,IEBC,Chairman,CIC
The table below summarizes their pay:
|SPEAKER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY||1,400,000|
|SPEAKER OF THE SENATE||1,375,439|
|CHIEF OF DEFENSE CORCES||1,120,000|
|DEPUTY SPEAKER OF THE SENATE||1,107,509|
|DEPUTY SPEAKER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY||1,107,509|
|DEPUTY CHIEF JUSTICE||1,099,182|
|JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT||1,082,528|
The salaries indicated above are minus allowances. If travelling allowance, house allowance and other benefits are included in the pay the president will walk home with at least Ksh3 million while his deputy will pocket more than Ksh2.5 million. Also to be included is mileage allowance, which is paid to most of the politicians. Sitting allowance is also paid to MPs and Senators. There is also allowance for those in various parliamentary committees.
In 2017, few months ago,SRC proposed new pay for top government employees. The news salary structures proposed by the commission will reduce salaries by a significant margin. Though the figures proposed are good in the eyes of Kenyans, it’s highly unlikely Parliament will approve them
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