Police officers to receive salary increment beginning August

Kinuthia also noted that the remuneration review is the third since 2019.

"This is the outcome of the four-year review cycle for all public servants," he said.

Kinuthia was quick to point out that the review did not include views collected by the retired Chief Justice David Maraga-led taskforce.

According to Kinuthia, the salary review would have taken place with or without views from the Maraga task force.

The task force has yet to present its report to President William Ruto.

"Where we are we await for the report to be concluded and we know most of the issues we raised will be considered," said Kinuthia.

Out of Sh27.1 billion that was released by the Treasury for pay increment of public servants, police will be getting Sh3.6 billion.

A further Sh2.8 billion will be released to the officers in the 2023-24 Financial Year while Sh1.3 billion is set to be released in the FY2024-25.

Currently, the least paid police officer is a Constable who earns Sh32,880 followed by a Corporal who takes home Sh42,660 a month.

The Inspector General, who earns the most in the Police Service, receives Sh852,241 every month with his senior assistant earning Sh274,890 monthly.

Other ranks between the Sergeant and the Commissioner of Police earn between Sh45,000 to Sh130,000 each month.