National Police Service Commission (NPSC) has proposed that the lowest police officer should earn Sh36,550, up from the current Sh20,390.
NPSC recommended to former Chief Justice David Maraga-led National Taskforce on the Improvement of Terms and Conditions of Police and Prison Officers that officers’ leave allowance should be equivalent to a one month’s salary.
Eliud Kinuthia-led team wants Inspector to be paid Sh57,060 up from Sh42,940, while Senior Sergeants’ salaries are increased from Sh40,270 to Sh53,570, Sergeant Sh36,450 to Sh47,290, Corporal from Sh26,500 to 40,270, and Constable from Sh20,390 to Sh36,450.
It is recommended that Senior Assistant Inspector General (SAIG) salary be increased from Sh189, 640 to Sh230, 170, AIG from Sh151, 550 to Sh208, 830, Commissioner of Police (CP) from Sh103, 360 to Sh189, 640, while the Senior
Superintendent of Police (SSP) from Sh68, 720 to Sh151, 550.
The salary for IG and his deputy was not proposed.
The IG and DIGs currently earn Sh765, 188, and Sh621, 250, respectively.
The commission further proposed that SP’s salary be increased from Sh57, 060 to Sh131,550, Assistant SP from Sh53, 570 to Sh103, 360, and Chief Inspector from Sh47,290 to Sh68,720.
The commission wants police to revert to the old police uniform for general duty officers and not the deep blue introduced in 2019.
The police employer also proposed that officers should serve in a duty station for a continuous period of at least one year and a maximum period of three years before they can be transferred.
They noted that the police uniform was not gender-responsive to women police officers during pregnancy, and it was not provided for under the current uniform arrangement. The Commission recommended a maternity dress allowance of Sh30,000 during pregnancy.