Revealed, Hefty CAS Salaries and Allowances

The hefty CAS salaries and allowances that the Chief Administrative Secretaries will enjoy have received a backlash from Kenyans.

On Thursday, 50 people were selected by President William Ruto for the office of Chief Administrative Secretary.

If elected, the nominees will work in the Executive and their annual gross wages will cost the public Sh460 million.

The Salary and Pay Commission has established a schedule outlining the monthly compensation for state personnel in the executive branch of the national government (SRC).

Chief Administrative Secretaries (CAS) fall under the same classification as Principal Secretaries, according to the schedule approved by SRC Chairwoman Lyn Mengich on August 9th, 2022. (PS).

Here is a breakdown of the newly nominated CAS salaries and allowances.

Breakdown of CASs’ compensation

Hefty CAS Salaries and Allowances
  • Total monthly gross salary: Sh765,188
  • Basic salary: Sh459,113
  • House allowance: Sh150,000
  • Commuter allowance: Official
  • Salary market adjustment: Sh156,075

According to SRC, a salary adjustment known as a wage market adjustment takes into account market positioning as well as statutory and constitutional guidelines for reviewing compensation and benefits.

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Benefits for state officials

Benefits for state officials working for the national government’s executive branch have also been specified by SRC. This group includes CASs.

Additional State Officers in the National Executive: Must be equipped with an official vehicle with an engine no more than 3000cc.

Medical Benefit: The State officer, one spouse, and up to four children under the age of twenty-five who are completely reliant on the State officer shall get annual medical coverage as follows:

Inpatient: Sh10 million

Outpatient: Sh3, 000,000

Maternity: Sh150,000

Dental: Sh75,000