Top 15 Highest Paid Government Officials In Kenya Today

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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:

GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL

SALARY(KSH)

PRESIDENT 1,750,000
DEPUTY PRESIDENT 1,487,500
SPEAKER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY 1,400,000
CHEF JUSTICE 1,380,351
SPEAKER OF THE SENATE 1,375,439
CABINET SECRETARY 1,120,000
CHIEF OF DEFENSE CORCES 1,120,000
COUNTY GOVERNOR 1,111,673
DEPUTY SPEAKER OF THE SENATE 1,107,509
DEPUTY SPEAKER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY 1,107,509
DEPUTY CHIEF JUSTICE 1,099,182
ATTORNEY GENERAL 1,095,019
AUDITOR GENERAL 1,082,528
JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT 1,082,528
CHAIRMAN IEBC 1,082,528
CHAIRMAN CIC 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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