Kenya Prisons Service Salary Structure 2024/2025

By | January 14, 2024

What to do is to discover all you need to know about Kenya Prisons Service Salary Structure today! Kenya is one of the countries located in South Africa, Nairobi been the capital and largest city while the Coastal city of Mombasa is the oldest and first capital city of the country.

The country is bordered to the south and south-west by Tanzania, Uganda bounds it to the west, bounded by South Sudan to the north-west, and Ethiopia to the north and Somalia to the north-east. Kenya spans across the area of 581,309 km2 (224,445 sq. mi) and has a population of over 48 million.

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It is important to have a knowledge of the Kenya Prisons Ranks just in case… Below is the list of all Kenya Prisons Service Ranks in their respective order together with the salary scale and allowances. Kenya Prisons ranking consists or subdivided into two part, the Senior Officers And Junior officers.

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The ranking structure of the Service is divided into two – the Senior Officers and Junior Officers.

Constable of Prisons-PG 1
Corporal of Prisons-PG 2
Sergeant of Prisons-PG 3
Senior Sergeant of Prisons-PG 4
Inspector of Prisons-PG 5
Chief inspector of Prisons- PG 6
Superintendent of Prisons-PG 7
Senior Superintendent of Prisons-PG 8
Assistant Commissioner of Prisons-PG 9
Senior Assistant Commissioner of Prisons-PG 10
Deputy Commissioner of Prisons-PG 11
Senior Deputy Commissioner of Prisons-PG 12
Assistant Commissioner General of Prisons-PG 13
Deputy Commissioner General of Prisons-PG 14
Commissioner General of Prisons-PG 15



Want to know how much Kenya Prisons Workers take home per month? Here we present you with the salary structure of the Kenya Prisons Service.

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These are Kenya prisons salary excluding allowances.

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Constable of Prisons -Sh20,987
Corporal of Prisons from  Sh28,671
Sergeant of Prisons Sh31,737
Senior Sergeant of Prisons- Sh33,903.
Commissioner of Prisons earns Sh141,000- Sh127,000

Kenya Prison Service Allowances

Kenya Prisons Employees earns allowances according to their rank which includes risk allowances. We will update the allowance scale later when we verify them.

Cadets Salary

They earn a minimum of entry basic salary of at least ksh 30000 but It depends on your field of specialization.

If you have correction or suggestion regarding the Kenya Prisons Ranks and Salary Scale, kindly let us know by comment session.


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