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KWS Drivers Salary, Requirements & Application Process

KWS drivers are responsible for operating and maintaining vehicles used for transportation and other tasks related to the Kenya Wildlife Service operations.

They also play a crucial role in ensuring the safety of staff and visitors when driving through wildlife areas, which can be dangerous if not handled with care.

KWS Drivers Salary

KWS drivers earn an average gross monthly salary of Ksh. 25, 000-35,000.

Although the specific benefits amounts are not public, reliable sources have confirmed that their monthly allowances are similar to those stated in Salary and Remuneration Commission of Kenya (SRC) civil employees job group C1.

These include:

  • Housing allowance:  Ksh. 3750
  • Leave allowance: Ksh.4000
  • Hardship allowance: Ksh. 3000
  • Risk allowance: Ksh.8200.


  • Valid Driving License: Applicants must have a valid driving license for the appropriate vehicle class they will be operating. They must also possess a defensive driving certificate.
  • Experience: Applicants must have at least five years of driving experience, a clean driving record, and no criminal record.
  • Education: A minimum of secondary school education is required. Basic knowledge of wildlife and conservation principles is an added advantage.
  • Physical Fitness: Applicants must be physically fit and pass a vision test to prove they can operate a vehicle for extended periods.
  • Communication Skills: Effective communication skills are necessary to interact with colleagues, tourists and other public members.

How To Apply

To apply as a driver at KWS, you can follow the steps below:

I. Check for available vacancies: Visit the KWS website or check local job advertisements for any open driver positions.

II. Review the requirements: Once you have found a job posting, review the requirements to ensure you meet the qualifications for the role.

III. Apply: Prepare a comprehensive and well-written application with your resume/CV, cover letter, and relevant certifications or licenses.

IV. Submission: Submit your application either online or through the mail, following the instructions provided in the job posting.

KWS Contacts and Links

Website: https://kws.go.ke/  

Job Application Portal Link: https://www.kws.go.ke/jobs  

Phone Number: Kenya Wildlife Service Headquarters: +254 (0)20 2379407/8 or +254 (0)20 2379400

Social Media Pages: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Email: [email protected] and [email protected]  

Postal Address:

Kenya Wildlife Service

P.O. Box 40241 – 00100

Nairobi Kenya

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