Apart from the huge salaries police officers earn in Kenya, there are other side hustles which they engage in.The highest paid police officer in Kenya as of 2022 is the Inspector General who pockets Ksh 54,241 per month followed by Senior Assistant Inspector General with a salary of Ksh 274,890 per month. The lowest paid police officer is a constable/fresh graduate who earns Ksh 32,889 per month. The pay is based on one’s rank. The highest rank in the police force is job group s and the lowest is job group is F.
Most police officers prefer working as traffic police because the money they collect is more than their official pay. Others want to work for major offices like KRA, Central Bank and Treasury because they are paid more than Ksh 10,000 on top of their monthly salary.
Below is the summary of the salaries paid to police officers in Kenya 2022:
|No.||Rank||Salary per month||Salary per year|
|1||Inspector General of Police||Ksh 854,241||Ksh 10,250,892|
|2||Senior assistant inspector general||Ksh 274,890||Ksh 3,298,680|
|3||Assistant inspector general||Ksh 187,890||Ksh 2,254,680|
|4||Commissioner of police||Ksh 130,590||Ksh 1,567,080|
|5||Senior superintendent||Ksh 85,890||Ksh 1,030,680|
|6||Superintendent||Ksh 73,020||Ksh 876,240|
|7||Assistant superintendent||Ksh 70,530||Ksh 846,360|
|8||Chief inspector||Ksh 59,220||Ksh 710,640|
|9||Inspector of police||Ksh 53,820||Ksh 645,840|
|10||Senior sergeant||Ksh 50,220||Ksh 602,640|
|11||Sergeant||Ksh 45,540||Ksh 546,480|
|12||Corporal||Ksh 42,660||Ksh 511,920|
|13||Constable/Fresh Graduate||Ksh 32,880||Ksh 394,560|
Kenya police salary scale 2022
Job groups are important because they determine the salary one gets at the end of the month. The more a police officer gains experience, the higher the amount he earns in terms of salary.
Below are job groups and salaries attached to them:
|JOB GROUP||GRADE||INPOST||CURRENT BASIC SALARY||% INCREASE|
Qualifications to become a police officer in Kenya
- Applicants must be citizens of Kenya.
- You must possess the Kenyan National ID card.
- Must be fluent in the Use of English language or Kiswahili language.
- Must have a minimum D+ in English language or Kiswahili language in your Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination.
National Police Service advertises opportunities for police officers annually.