The national government coordination delivery unit employs chiefs and assistant chiefs who represent the government at the grassroots level.
Their responsibilities include sensitizing locals on government programs and maintaining law and order in their appointed areas.
Chiefs and assistant chiefs have jurisdiction and powers over residents within their respective areas.
They may also hire individuals within their jurisdiction to assist them in their daily duties.
The officers often collaborate with village elders to fulfill their duties.
To qualify as a chief or assistant chief in Kenya, the following requirements must be met:
- Be a Kenyan citizen.
- Be at least 35 years old.
- Have a minimum of five years of work experience in the Public Service.
- Reside in the particular sitting location.
- Hold an original Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a mean grade of C.
- Possess a certificate in Public Administration/Management, Social Work/Community Development, Teaching, Disaster Management, or an equivalent qualification from a recognized Kenyan institution.
- Good communication skills, responsibility, and professional services are considered advantageous.
Monthly Salary Scale For Chiefs And Assistant Chiefs In Kenya
- The average monthly salary for a chiefs and assistant chiefs ranges from Ksh. 30,000 to 70,000, depending on experience. The highest-paid chief in Kenya earns Ksh. 70,000 per month, while the most common salary is Ksh. 40,000.
- The average monthly salary for an assistant chief ranges from Ksh. 26,000 to 47,000, with the most common salary being around Ksh. 30,000.
A newly employed chief without prior experience can expect a salary of approximately Ksh. 30,000 per month.
Kenya has a total of 6,000 chiefs and assistant chiefs, each representing their respective sub-locations. These figures reflect the salaries that chiefs and assistant chiefs in Kenya can anticipate in their roles.