Salaries of county chief officers in Kenya


What are the salaries of County Chief Officers? Based on Salaries and Renumeration Commission, the salary of County Chief Officer range between Ksh 200,270 and Ksh260,660 per month. They are also paid allowances as indicated below:

  • Terms of Service: Contract
  • Basic Salary: Kshs.120, 270 – 196,270 p.m.
  • House Allowance: Kshs.56, 000 p.m.
  • Other allowances: Kshs.20,000 p.m.

Each of the 47 counties in Kenya has County Chief Officers to help Governors execute their work.

Duties and Responsibilities   

The Chief Officer shall be the accounting and authorized officer in respect of the exercise of delegated powers and shall be responsible to the respective County Executive Committee Member for:

  • Day-to-day administration and coordination of the respective county department;
  • Providing strategic policy direction for effective service delivery within the department;
  • Implementation of policies and programs within the department;
  • Development and implementation of strategic plans and sector development goals including performance management;
  • Formulation and implementation of effective programs to attain Vision 2030; and
  • Promoting and ensuring compliance with National values and principles of governance as outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya;
  • Overseeing the management of finances, preparation of budget estimates, annual work plans and programs;
  • Maintaining effective collaboration and partnerships with other organs of the county, other counties, and as well as the private sector;
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned by the relevant Executive Committee Member from time to time.
Requirements for Appointment  
  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Be a holder of at least a Bachelor’s degree from a University recognized in Kenya;
  • Possession of a Master’s degree will be an added advantage;
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of socio-economic development objectives and plans of Vision 2030;
  • Have ten (10) years of relevant professional experience; and at least five (5) years experience in a leadership position at a senior management level in public service or private sector organization;
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding and commitment to the values and principles as outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya;
  • Ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Proof of registration with a relevant professional body will be an added advantage;
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution.