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House and Commuter allowances for various ranks of Police officers 2019

Police officers will start receiving house allowance and commuter allowance, a move that will see the government saving close to 3billion.

December last year, police officers vacated the State-leased houses and started living in their own rented houses.

The government has a policy not to pay allowances that exceed or are almost half of one’s salary.

The lowest cadres – constable and corporal  will be paid Sh9, 500 in house allowance, for those in Nairobi. Constables will earn Sh3, 000 in commuter allowance while corporals will be paid Sh4, 000.

Other police officers in higher ranks will be paid according to the table below;

Police RankNairobiMombasa,Kisumu,Nakuru,




Other Regions
 House A. (Kes)Commuter Allow. (Kes)House Allowance( Kes)House Allowance (Kes)
Senior Sergeant15,7004,00011,3008,150
Police Inspector24,1004,00015,00011,000
Chief Inspector27,0005,00018,00013,000
Senior Superintendent36,0008,00028,00021,500
Commissioner of Police45,00012,00034,00024,000
Ass. Inspector General55,00016,00040,00028,800


The rates above will apply for officers in the Kenya Prisons Service. The officers will now have to cater for their rents and electricity bills.

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