By Yamumo Stella.
The salary of the top police boss has left many Kenyans wondering and asking the question why the huge difference?
The IG salary has been scrutinized on social media pointing to the fact that there is a huge difference between his salary and that of his two assistants. Being a police in Kenya is among the most prestigious professions one can ever get. The profession comes with status and good standing in the community. However, people have always wondered how much in Police these people take home at the end of every other month.
Like other professions, how much every Kenyan police earns relies upon their education level and the ranks they hold in the police force. In 2015, the Kenya police salary was increased by 100% – a move that saw many policemen and women celebrating and motivated to work harder.
- The basic salary for Kenya police constable was sh. 32,880, a compensation that was considerably higher than a fresh graduate in Kenya.
- Corporals take home basic pay of Kshs 42, 660.
- A constable pockets ksh 45, 540 every end of the month.
- Senior sergeants gets Sh50, 220.
- Police inspector earns a basic pay of Sh53, 820.
- Ass. Superintendent of police gets Sh70, 530.
- A Superintendent procures Ksh Sh73, 020
- A Senior superintendent gets Sh85, 890.
- Assistant inspector-general of police pockets Sh187, 890.
- A senior assistant inspector-general takes home Sh274, 890 every month
- The Inspector General of Police gets Sh854, 241. IT
The office of the Inspector General is the highest rank in the Kenya National Police Service. This office was created in the year 2012 to head the National Police Service. The Inspector General is appointed by the president. The current Inspector General of police in Kenya is Hillary Mutyambai was appointed in 2019.
We can now confirm that the information shared online is factual as to how much the Inspector General of police earn per month.
This story was produced by Stella Yamumo at Mtaani newsroom in partnership with Code for Africa’s iLAB data journalism programme, with support from Deutsche Welle Akademie’.’