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Why DPP Haji's salary won't change if appointed NIS boss

Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji was nominated as the Director General of the National Intelligence Service by President William Ruto after serving as a DPP since 2018.

President William Ruto and DPP Noordin Haji during the 16th Annual General Meeting and Conference of Africa Prosecutors’ Association held in Mombasa County on Monday, January 30, 2023

If the National Assembly approves DPP Noordin Haji's nomination, he will return to the NIS where he honed his skills as an intelligence specialist.

While the nature and duties of the job, and lifestyle will be a significant shift for him, his salary is likely to remain the same as what he earns home as DPP.

According to the Salary Remuneration Commission, both a DPP and NIS Director General are entitled to the same salary, Sh765,188 that is computed as;

  1. Basic salary - Sh459,113
  2. House Allowance - Sh150,000
  3. Market Adjustment - Sh156,075
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The only difference in their pay is that, while a Director of Public Prosecutions is entitled to a sitting allowance, an NIG DG is entitled to a special assignment allowance.

Benefits

If appointed as spy chief Haji will be accorded an official car with an engine capacity not exceeding 3000cc, similar to his current official vehicle.

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The two positions, also afford one an annual medical cover covering one spouse and up to four children.

  1. Inpatient: Sh10 million 
  2. Outpatient: Sh300,000 
  3. Maternity: Sh150,000 
  4. Dental: Sh75,000 
  5. Optical: Sh75,000

Haji will still enjoy an airtime allowance of Sh20,000, a car loan of up to Sh8 million and a mortgage of up to Sh35 million.

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Haji holds an LLB Degree from University of Wales, Cardiff, Master’s Degree (LLM) from University of Wales, Cardiff, and Masters of National Security Policy with Merit (MNSPO) from Australian National University.

He was admitted to the Bar in 1999.

Haji joined the Public Service in January 2000 as a State Counsel at the Attorney General's Office.

Prior to his appointment as the DPP, he was the Deputy Director of the Counter Organized Crime Unit at the National Intelligence Service (NIS) where his duties included providing legal counsel to the Director General of NIS, Inspector General of Police, the Director of Criminal Investigations and other Non-Law enforcement agencies.

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