Government spokesman salary in Kenya


The salary of government spokesman in Kenya range between Ksh 292,765 and Ksh1 million per month. Below is the breakdown of the salary and allowances paid to the government spokesman in Kenya:

Basic Salary Scale: Ksh. 292, 765 – 576,120 p.m. CSG 3/JobGroup ‘U’
House Allowance: Ksh. 100,000 p.m
Entertainment Allowance: Ksh.100,000
Extraneous Allowance: Ksh.100,000
Domestic Servants Allowance: Ksh.100,000
Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
Medical Cover: As provided by the government
Terms of Service Permanent or Local Agreement

Here are requirements and responsibilities of a government spokesman in Kenya:

For appointment as Government Spokesperson, a candidate should:
(i) be a Citizen of Kenya;
(ii) have served for a minimum period of fifteen (15) years as a media or
communication practitioner, three (3) of which should be in the grade of Director,
CSG 5/Job Group ‘S’ and above or in comparable and relevant position in the
wider public service or private sector.
(iii) have a Bachelors degree in any of the following fields: Public Relations,
Journalism, Communications and Media Studies, Social Sciences or equivalent
qualifications from a university recognised in Kenya.

(iv) possess excellent verbal and written communication skills;
(v) demonstrate an indepth understanding of the National development goals,
policies and objectives, including the Government’s transformation agenda;
(vi) be fluent in both spoken and written English and Kiswahili;
(vii) be a member of a relevant professional body and in good standing(where
(viii) meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on leadership and
integrity; and
(ix) demonstrate ability to think strategically and respond effectively to changing
Note: Possession of a Masters degree in any of the following disciplines: Mass
Communication, Communication Studies, Information Sciences, Public
Relations, Journalism, Media Studies, Social Sciences or equivalent
qualifications from a university recognised in Kenya will be considered as
an added advantage.
The Government Spokesperson is responsible to the Principal Secretary for communicating
government policies, programmes, and initiatives to the public through media channels. The role
requires the individual to at all times represent the Government in a positive and professional
manner to the media and the public. The main duties of the Spokesperson include:
(i) propagating Government policies and initiatives by providing timely and accurate
dissemination of information;
(ii) creating synergy, partnerships and collaborations with creators and consumers of
government information including the media fraternity;
(iii) publicizing Government programmes and projects through media and
community engagement;
(iv) responding to inquiries from journalists and media outlets about Government
actions and decisions;
(v) drafting and distributing official statements, press releases, and other
communications materials;
(vi) representing the Government at press conferences, media interviews, and other
public events;
(vii) monitoring news coverage and tracking public perceptions of Government
policies and initiatives;

(viii) collaborating with other Government agencies and departments to coordinate
messaging and ensure consistent communication; and
(ix) advising Government officials and decision-makers on public relations and media