Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs in the Republic of Kenya are Government employees and their positions are permanent. They are the security personnel at the location and sub-location level respectively.
Below Are Some of the Qualifications To Be Chiefs in Kenya;
1. One must be a KCSE certificate holder with a mean grade of C or an equivalent grade C in English or Kiswahili.
2. An individual should have good communication skills to relate well with the members of the public.
3. An individual wishing to lead a location should hail from the respective location.
4. One must be aged 35 years and above.
Roles of Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs;
This security personnel plays an important role in maintaining law and order. They also codify customary laws as well as informing members of the public of the Government projects.
Assistant Chiefs and Chiefs Basic Salary;
Assistant Chiefs in Kenya earns a basic salary ranging from Ksh 25,000 to Ksh 45,000.
An experienced Chief in Kenya earns a basic salary between Ksh 30,000 and Ksh 60,000. The highest-paid chief in Kenya earns Ksh 70,000 in a single month as his or her basic salary.