Felix Koskei, Hefty Perks Earned by Kenya’s Powerful Civil Servant

Felix Koskei is the current Chief of Staff to President Ruto, a position he was appointed to in October 2022.

He took over the docket from Joseph Kinyua, who served under Uhuru’s presidency.

As the country’s chief of staff, Koskei is in charge of all public personnel, including senior secretaries. He also rules over the entire state house personnel.

Because all senior secretaries and cabinet secretaries must consult with him before engaging the president, he effectively runs the government on behalf of the president.

As a result, he has been dubbed “the engine of the presidency” by several media publications.

Felix Koskei Remuneration

According to the Salaries and Remunerations Commission’s most recent official notice, Koskei earns a gross income of Sh 957 000 as Ruto’s right-hand man.

He is also entitled to an official car with a maximum engine size of 3,000 cc and free medical coverage worth more than Sh 10 million, which includes his wife and four children under the age of 25.

He is also entitled to life insurance, personal accident insurance, a daily subsistence allowance for domestic and international travel, a monthly airtime allowance of sh 20 000, and an annual leave allowance of sh 50 000, among other benefits.

According to a 2018 assessment by the Justice and Legal Affairs committee, his net worth exceeds Sh 867 million, placing him among the richest men in the Rift Valley region.

Felix Koskei Background

Felix Koskei was born in 1964 at Ainabngetuny village, Tinderet District, Nandi County.

He attended Tachasis Primary School, a country school, before enrolling at Metetei High School.

He graduated from UON with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Strategic Management. Other honors include degrees from the University of Brunswick in Canada and the University of Botswana.

In addition to his extensive educational background, he has completed various professional courses in Supply Chain Management.

His career in the now-defunct Kenya Posts and Telecommunications Corporation began in 1990.

He joined the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority as a procurement manager in 2007.

He joined the Kenya National Highways Authority in 2009 and ascended through the ranks to become the general manager of the Supply Chain and Support Services department.