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Chebukati, Juliana Cherera, and Other IEBC Commissioners Hefty Salaries

Chebukati, Juliana Cherera, and Other IEBC Commissioners Hefty Salaries

The Chairperson of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Wafula Wanyonyi Chebukati, and his Vice-Chairperson, Juliana Cherera, have been reading from different scripts in the past week over the presidential election results.

The run-up to and outcome of the August 9 elections have brought IEBC commissioners into sharp focus, eliciting both praise and criticism.

Chebukati will step down as IEBC chairperson in 2023, after more than five years at the helm of the powerful poll body.

Aside from his difficult and sensitive job, have you ever considered what he receives in terms of salary and benefits?

Chebukati is paid a monthly gross salary of Ksh924,000, plus a salary market adjustment of Ksh169,600.

This is according to the Salaries and Remuneration Commission’s remuneration and benefits review for the fiscal year 2022/2023. (SRC).

He is also entitled to a house allowance of Ksh200,000, a car loan of Ksh10 million, Ksh20,000 in airtime, and a mortgage of Ksh40 million.

The chairperson is paid and benefits the same as the Auditor-General, Nancy Gathungu.

Juliana Cherera, on the other hand, earns a gross salary of Ksh765,188, which includes a house allowance of Ksh150,000.

She also receives a Ksh156,075 salary market adjustment.

She is also eligible for a car loan of up to Ksh6 million and a mortgage of up to Ksh30 million.

“The car loan shall be recoverable within the contract term of a State officer. The car loan and mortgage shall be administered and managed centrally by the National Treasury, within existing applicable regulations to govern the schemes, and subject to the availability of funds,” read part of the SRC notice. 

She also receives Ksh15,000 in airtime per month. Other benefits include the provision of an official government car with an engine capacity not exceeding 3,000cc, group life insurance and personal accident cover equivalent to three times the annual pensionable emoluments, and daily subsistence for local and foreign travel.

Other responsibilities include providing security as directed by the Inspector-General and a Ksh50,000 annual leave allowance.

In terms of medical benefits, both Chebukati and Cherera receive annual medical coverage that includes their spouse and up to four children under the age of twenty-five. 

The policy includes Ksh10 million in inpatient coverage, Ksh300,000 in outpatient coverage, Ksh150,000 in maternity coverage, Ksh75,000 in dental coverage, and Ksh75,000 in optical coverage.

The five other commissioners, Francis Wanderi, Justus Nyang’aya, Irene Masit, Abdi Guliye, and Boya Molu, each receive a monthly salary of Ksh621,250 plus allowances.


They also receive an official chauffeured car, airtime, and security, as well as full medical coverage for their family members.

Furthermore, upon retirement, the commissioners will receive a lucrative package equal to 30% of their total salary for the six-year term.

Chebukati, Juliana Cherera, and Other IEBC Commissioners Hefty Salaries



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