Cabinet Secretary Salary And Allowances In Kenya

This article focuses on the cabinet secretary’s (CS) salary and allowances in Kenya. Cabinet secretaries are part of the cabinet which consists of the President, Deputy President, and the Attorney General. They are among state officers under the executive arm of the National Government.

Cabinet secretaries in Kenya are nominated by the president and then vetted by a parliamentary committee before being appointed. Their main task is to head and manage ministries per the constitution of Kenya. They are all accountable to the president and provide the parliament with regular reports of their ministries. The constitution of Kenya allows a maximum of 22 cabinet secretaries.

Cabinet Secretary Salary And Allowances In Kenya

According to a recent gazette notice by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC), a cabinet secretary (CS) gets a monthly salary of Ksh 924,000. Below is a breakdown of the pay.

Cabinet Secretary Salary And Allowances In Kenya
Basic Salary Ksh 554,400
House Allowance Ksh 200,000
Market Adjustment Ksh 169,600
Total Salary Per Month Ksh 924, 000

Other Benefits

Transport: They are provided with an official car with an engine capacity not exceeding 3000cc.

Medical Benefit: An annual medical cover is provided;  one spouse and up to four children below the age of twenty-five years fully dependent on the state officer, as follows: Inpatient: Ksh 10 million Outpatient: Ksh 300,000 Maternity: Ksh 150,000 Dental: Ksh 75,000 Optical: Ksh 75,000.

Car Loan: Up to Ksh 10 million

Mortgage: Up to Ksh 40 million

Airtime: Up to a maximum of Ksh 20,000 per month

Annual Leave Allowance: Ksh 50,000 per annum

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