Kenya Police are among the lowest paid civil servants in Kenya as of 2019.The salary scales of the police depends on one’s position and rank within the police.The lowest paid police officer in Kenya takes home Ksh 17,190 and they belong to grade PG1 while the highest ranked police officers in Grade PG12 earn Ksh 274,890.
It takes a police officer between 3 and 5 years to move from one scale to another.There is a difference of about Ksh5,000 -Ksh10,000 between two adjacent scales.
Below are the salary scales for the police in Kenya:
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However, National Police Service commission has proposed reduction of the pay, which will affect graduate and disabled officer. In the recommendation, any disabled or graduate officer will be subjected to tax in addition to a pay cut. Already, several police officers have reported that their February pay has been affected by the recommendations.
Previously, the disabled police officers earning in the south of Ksh150,000 were excepted from tax.
Following the new recommendations, some affected police officers have issued resignation letters while others have written to the National Police Service to review their recommendations.