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Salary of assistant chiefs in kenya


Many ethnic communities in ancient Kenya were led by Councils of Elders which made decisions regarding its people. However, during the colonization era, the position of Paramount Chief was created by the British administration in order to effectively govern the colonies between the 19th and 20th centuries.

Chiefs and their assistant chiefs play a critical role in ensuring the national government presence is felt at the grassroots level. These officers are tasked with preventing crime, arbitrating disputes in their jurisdiction, and sensitizing residents about government programs among other duties.

The chiefs are assisted by village elders who identify criminals and arbitrate in land and family disputes. To make their work easier, Chiefs in some jurisdictions have been given motorbikes.

Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs are among the lowest paid government employees in Kenya. The salary of an Assistant Chief ranges between Ksh 25,000 and Ksh45,000 per month while that of a Chief range between Ksh 30,000 and Ksh60,000.

When a chef is recruited without experience, their pay is in the neighborhood of Ksh 30,000. With accumulated professional experience of more than 3 years, the pay increase to Ksh40,000 and above.

To be recruited as a Chief, you must have a form four certificate, know how to read and write. You should also reside in the area you are going to lead.

Assistant Chiefs deputize the chiefs and are paid slightly more than half of what their seniors take home per month. With a KCSE certificate , one will easily become an Assistant Chief

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