As the second highest-ranking public official in the county government, a County Deputy Governor in Kenya is well compensated for his or her services. In order to ensure that County Deputy Governors are able to perform their duties effectively and efficiently, they are paid a generous salary.
The salary of a County Deputy Governor in Kenya is determined by the Constitution of Kenya and is regulated by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.
The SRC is responsible for ensuring that no public official is paid an amount which is not in line with the economic situation in the country.
Salary of a Deputy Governor in Kenya
A County Deputy Governor in Kenya is paid a monthly salary of KShs. 372,750. In addition to this salary, the Deputy Governor receives other benefits such as House Allowance, Commuter Allowance, and Market Adjustment.
|Basic Salary||Ksh. 372,750|
|House Allowance||Ksh. 100,000|
|Salary Market Adjustment||Ksh. 148,500|
|Gross Salary||Ksh . 621,250|
The County Deputy Governor also receives a number of other allowances such as entertainment allowance, representation allowance, office expense allowance, and a hardship allowance. The hardship allowance is provided to the Deputy Governor to cover the cost of traveling and accommodation for the performance of official duties outside the county.
In addition to these allowances, the County Deputy Governor is entitled to other benefits such as a pension, medical care, and gratuity. The pension is paid out of the salaries and remuneration commission, while medical care and gratuity are provided by the county government.
The County Deputy Governor is also entitled to other benefits such as a car, a security detail and special allowance. The car is provided to enable the Deputy Governor to travel to and from official engagements.
The security detail is provided to ensure the safety of the Deputy Governor. The special allowance enables the Deputy Governor to attend conferences and other official engagements of the county government.
The salary of a County Deputy Governor in Kenya is made up of both fixed and variable components.
The fixed component is determined by the salary scales of the Kenya Civil Service while the variable component is determined by the cost of living in the specific county where the Deputy Governor works.
Therefore, the salary of a County Deputy Governor is based on the factors such as the county’s economic situation, the cost of living in the particular county, and the individual’s experience and qualifications.
As the Deputy Governor is responsible for managing the county’s affairs, he or she is expected to be well versed in the county’s economic and financial policies. As a result, the salary of a County Deputy Governor in Kenya is often higher than that of other public officials.