Chiefs and assistant chiefs are part of the national government coordination delivery unit and are employed by the Public Service Commission.
They represent the national government at the grassroots level and are tasked with sensitising locals on government programmes.
It is the duty of every chief or assistant chief to maintain law and order in the area in respect of which he/she is appointed by the government. He/she shall have and exercise the jurisdiction and powers conferred upon him over persons residing within the area or jurisdiction.
Chiefs and assistant chiefs may also employ persons subject to their jurisdiction to assist them in carrying out their day to day duties
Such persons may carry out and give effect to any lawful order given by the chiefs and assistant chiefs. In most cases, chiefs and their assistants work hand in hand with village elders to perform their duties.
Before looking at the salaries of chiefs and their assistants, here are the qualifications for one to become a chief or assistant chief in Kenya.
Chief’s/Assistant Chief Candidate
1.Must be a Kenyan Citizen.
2.Must be at least 35 years old.
3.Must have worked in the Public Service for a period of nothing less than five years.
4.Must be a resident of the particular sitting Location
5.Must have an original Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a mean grade of C.
6.Must be in possession of a certificate in Public Administration/Management, Social Work/Community Development, Teaching, Disaster Management or its equivalent from a recognized Kenyan institution.
7.Good communication skills, Responsible and professional services are a plus.
Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs Monthly Salary Scale:
On average the monthly salary of a Chief in Kenya ranges from Ksh. 30,000 to 70,000 depending on experience.
The average monthly salary of an Assistant Chief in Kenya ranges from Ksh. 26,000 to 47,000.
The most common salary of a Kenyan Chief is Ksh. 40,000 and the highest paid chief in Kenya makes Ksh. 70,000 per month.
The most common salary for a Kenyan Assistant Chief is around Ksh. 30,000.
A chief with no experience in Kenya will pocket around Ksh. 30,000 when employed.
Kenya has a total of 6,000 Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs all representing their sub locations.
That’s the amount of salary you can expect to make by becoming a Chief or Assistant Chief in your location in Kenya.