The Kenyan constitution provides the president and his deputy a maximum of two terms in the State House. During these 10 years, the head of state and second in command are entitled to a seven-figure pay slip. On top of that is a long list of allowances, benefits, and loyalties. We take a closer look at the DP & president salaries in Kenya.
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The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) recently reviewed the amount a Commander in Chief pockets every month. Also adjusted is the monthly payment of a DP.
DP & president salaries in Kenya – Allowances
The president of Kenya earns a monthly salary of Ksh. 1.4 million totalling Ksh. 17.3 million per year. That is to say that President William Ruto will pocket a tune of Ksh. 90 million in his first term as head of government.
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On the other hand, SRC caps the salary of a deputy president of Kenya at Ksh. 1.2 million. The hilarious Rigathi Gachagua comes second in the list of the highest-paid civil servants.
Kenyan president salary and allowances
|Basic salary||Ksh. 866,250|
|House Allowance||Ksh. 350,000|
|Market Adjustment||Ksh. 227,500|
|Gross salary||Ksh. 1,443,750|
In addition, President Ruto is provided with official transport and medical cover among other benefits reserved for the highest office in the land.
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The above figures exclude several other incomes that the president earns which include personal investments, income from private properties, real estate and private business enterprises.
Kenyan Deputy President salary and allowances
|Basic salary||Ksh. 736,313|
|House Allowance||Ksh. 300,000|
|Market Adjustment||Ksh. 190,875|
|Gross salary||Ksh. 1,227,188|
The roles of a DP encompass those delegated by the president – they include overseeing committees, ministries, organizations, and key projects.
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DP & president salaries in Kenya are a reflection of huge responsibilities lying upon them amidst a worsening income disparity between hustlers, middle class, and loyal families.