In the troubling times, GSU’s Recce Company is always considered as the hope of Kenyans. Their skills in dealing with terrorists in tight situations have won them accolades.
Their heroism in subduing the Al shabaab Terrorists in less than 18 minutes have made headlines across the country whenever a Terror incident orchestrated by Al shabaab takes place. The officers have been applauded as heroes in many occasions and rightly so.
However, what has shocked many Kenyans is what officers from the most celebrated police unit are given as salaries at the end of each month. Sharing his sentiments on social media, renown city Lawyer, Donald B.Kipkorir was furious at Kenya’s government after discovering how the dreaded RECCE squad officers are remunerated.
Below is what he said, captioned by a payslip;
“Today, I decided to go with two of my friends to the RECCE HQ, Ruiru and my heart broke. In a population of 44 million, we have selected only 800 to join RECCE, and within it less than 200 highly trained and specialized special forced. Yet, we show no appreciation or respect to them.
Though they didn’t want to tell me the exact salaries and benefits they earn, I deduced that their salaries are below Kshs.30,000/=, less than i pay my house technician aka maid! I don’t understand the rationale of paying MPs over Kshs.1,200,000/= per month, and pay the people who protect us from the most extreme of situations Kshs.30,000/=, Being in RECCE means you cannot even run a small kiosk as there is no time…How then do we expect them to educate their kids, buy clothes for them and feed them. The conscience of the nation must be picked.It is shame we allow the best of the best of our soldiers to live in squalor. It is time we give RECCE the respect, remuneration, weapons, vehicles and houses they deserve.RECCE under its CO, Josphat Kirmi deserve more than our MPS “
Here’s the payslip;