This article explores the best-paying government institutions in Kenya. It’s a no-brainer that working for the government comes with many benefits, unlike the private sector. These include job security, career advancement, and benefits packages, to name a few.
In no particular order, here is a list of the best-paying government institutions in Kenya.
1. Kenya Revenue Authority
KRA is responsible for the assessment, collection and accounting of all revenues. It pays its employees hefty salaries. Graduate trainees earn salaries between Kshs 120,000- 160,000.
KenGen is the leading electric power generation company in Kenya. It is one of the best government institutions to work for in Kenya. New trainees at the company earn over Kshs 100,000 monthly.
3. Central Bank of Kenya (CBK)
CBK is responsible for formulating monetary policies to achieve and maintain price stability. It also promotes financial stability. Fresh graduates at the institution earn more than Kshs 150,000.
4. Kenya Power & Lighting Company
KPLC is in the business of power supply. It is one of the best-paying government institutions to work for. Graduate KPLC engineers earn between Kshs 130,000- 160,000.
5. National Intelligence Service
NIS is a government agency dedicated to protecting national security interests and safeguarding its citizens. NIS employees earn good salaries, more than Kshs 100,000.
6. Kenya Airports Authority
Kenya Airports Authority is an autonomous body charged with the responsibility of managing all airports in Kenya. Graduate trainees earn salaries between Kshs 130,000- 180,000.
7. Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission
EACC is a public body mandated to combat and prevent corruption, economic crime and unethical conduct in Kenya. Junior employees at the commission earn more than Kshs 100,000, while commissioners earn over Kshs 400,000.
8. Kenya Ports Authority
KPA is mandated to manage and operate the port of Mombasa and all scheduled seaports along Kenya’s coastline. The authority pays its employees well, with most employees earning over Kshs 100,000.
9. Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK)
CAK is the regulatory authority for the communication sector in Kenya. It is responsible for facilitating the development of the information and communication sectors. Most employees at CAK earn over Kshs 100,000, depending on their job group.