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;
|House A. (Kes)||Commuter Allow. (Kes)||House Allowance( Kes)||House Allowance (Kes)|
|Commissioner of Police||45,000||12,000||34,000||24,000|
|Ass. Inspector General||55,000||16,000||40,000||28,800|
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.