Government Spokesperson Isaac Mwaura on Friday, May 31 detailed retirement benefits that the government has paid to former President Uhuru Kenyatta and his mother Mama Ngina Kenyatta....READ THE FULL ARTICLE FROM THE SOURCE

Speaking during a press briefing in Nairobi, Mwaura revealed that the government paid Uhuru a lumpsum of Ksh48 million.

Mwaura stated that this was a benefit that was determined by the salary he was paid for the two terms he had served as the Head of State.

In addition to the Ksh48 million, he added that Uhuru is given a monthly allowance of Ksh1 million. This caters for his entertainment, housing, and fuel allowances.

Further, he is also given an additional Ksh1.6 million in pension every month. Therefore, every month, the former President receives Ksh2.6 million.

Notably, all the money paid to Uhuru Kenyatta is exempt from tax.

For medical care, the former Head of State has a Ksh20 million medical cover which caters for his treatment in Kenya and abroad.

Mwaura added that the government also facilitates the transportation of Uhuru and Mama Ngina. According to government records, the duo has 12 vehicles.

Among the vehicles include 2 Toyota Land Cruisers with an engine Capacity of 4,000 CC. Notably, this is above the 3,000 CC limit that is listed in the Presidential Retirement Benefits Act of 2003.

Other vehicles include a Mercedes Benz of 5,000 CC, 4 Toyota Prados (2,700 CC), 2 Range Rovers (4,200 CC) and a Subaru.

According to Mwaura, the government also issued the duo with seven fuel cards which are used to charge fuel. The vehicles are also maintained at the expense of the government and are replaced after three financial years.

“To address concerns about the size of delegations accompanying the former president during his engagements, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommended a lean delegation of 10 staff for his international engagements.

This includes one private secretary. one Aide de Camp, one doctor, one advisor, one protocol officer, one hospitality officer, two security officers, and two media/press persons.

“This recommendation was approved by the Chief of Staff and the Head of the Public Service Hon. Felix Koskei, who instructed the state house comptroller to implement them as part of the government-wide austerity measures,” Mwaura stated.

Uhuru also has 33 staff at his office located near State House. “I wish to confirm that the office of the retired third president has staffers well paid, with some at higher job groups, the level of a Principal secretary,” Mwaura stated….CONTINUE READING THE FULL ARTICLE>>>


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