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 Rank Nairobi Mombasa,Kisumu,Nakuru,




Other Regions
  House A. (Kes) Commuter Allow. (Kes) House Allowance( Kes) House Allowance (Kes)
Sergeant 9,800 4,000 7,300 5,700
Senior Sergeant 15,700 4,000 11,300 8,150
Police Inspector 24,100 4,000 15,000 11,000
Chief Inspector 27,000 5,000 18,000 13,000
Senior Superintendent 36,000 8,000 28,000 21,500
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.