Kenya Police vs KDF Salaries,Who Earns More?



Venas News would like to reveal the salaries of police officers  and compare with salaries of KDF in Kenya, from the Inspector General to the lowest paid police officers. We note that the lowest paid police officer in Kenya pockets Ksh 32,880 per month while the Inspector General earns above Ksh 700,000 per month.In KDF,the highest paid soldier, Chief of Defence Forces (CDF), earns Ksh 894,897 while the lowest paid soldier earns Ksh 19,914

Below is a table showing salaries for each police officer in Kenya

Rank Per Month Total Per Year
Senior assistant inspector general 274,890 3,298,680
Assistant inspector general 187,890 2,254,680
Commissioner of police 130,590 1,567,080
Senior superintendent 85,890 1,030,680
Superintendent 73,020 876,240
Assistant superintendent 70,530 846,360
Chief inspector 59,220 710,640
Inspector of police 53,820 645,840
Senior sergeant 50,220 602,640
Sergeant 45,540 546,480
Corporal 42,660 511,920
Constable/ Fresh Graduate 32,880 394,560


Below is what KDF earn

Chief of Defence Forces (CDF)-Ksh 894,897

Lieutenant-Generals -Ksh632,984

Colonels Ksh-153,317

Lt-Colonels Ksh-130,735

Majors Ksh-102,106

Captains Ksh73,182

Corporal Ksh 32,250

Lance Corporals Ksh26,509

Privates Ksh19,941

Looking at the figures above,you may think that police officers earn more than KDF but the reverse is true.KDF have so many privileges that the police in Kenya are not provided. For instance, the food at Army Barracks are subsidized,KDF occasionally are deployed outside the country, where they earn up to Ksh10,000 daily allowances.