Govt Reveals Uhuru’s Retirement Package...READ THE FULL ARTICLE FROM THE SOURCE

After months of controversy over the alleged mistreatment of former President Uhuru Kenyatta and his staff, the government has come out to clear the air.

According to a statement by Government Spokesperson Isaac Mwaura, President William Ruto has honoured the law on making payments to Uhuru for his service to the country.

Mwaura revealed that Uhuru was initially paid a lump sum of Ksh48 million after exiting office. This is money that is provided for in the Presidential Retirement Benefits Act of 2003.

Former President Uhuru Kenyatta and his motorcade during Madaraka Day celebrations in Narok on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

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“A retired President shall, during his lifetime, be entitled to a lump sum payment on retirement, calculated as a sum equal to one year’s salary for each term served as President,” reads the Act in part.

Further, the former President also received a monthly retirement package of Ksh2.6 million. Out of this package, Ksh1.6 million is paid as his pension while the rest caters for his allowances.

Additionally, the government also has a Ksh20 million medical insurance cover which can be used in local and foreign hospitals.

On the other hand, the government acknowledged that it had been furnishing and maintaining Uhuru’s retirement office. Uhuru’s retirement office in Nairobi is located next to State House.

Further, he also has 33 staff which includes a doctor, private secretaries, principal assistant hospitality officers, public communication assistants, housekeepers and paramedics.

“The office of the retired president is entitled to a total of 34 staff of his choosing. The office submitted a list of 33 people, who have so far been deployed and earning salaries.

“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.

Former President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives at a polling station in South Africa during elections on May 29, 2024.

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Office of the 4th President of the Republic of Kenya

Cars used by Uhuru and his Mother, Mama Ngina Kenyatta:

2 Toyota Land Cruisers with a 4,000cc engine capacity

1 Mercedes Benz with a 5,000cc engine

4 Toyota Prados with 2.700cc engines

2 Range Rovers with 4,200cc engines

2 Range Rovers with 5,000cc engines

1 Subaru Forester with a 2,000cc engine

Discrepancies: According to the Act, the vehicles provided for the duo should not be above the 3,000cc engine limit.

“A retired President shall, during his lifetime, be entitled to two new cars of the retired President’s choice, replaceable every three years, each car having an engine capacity not exceeding three thousand cubic centimetres,” stipulates the Act.

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“I want the government to increase taxes for people wearing clothes worth over Ksh10,000 and fake nails. The money we give to the elderly should also be increased.”

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World Bank Conditions for Ruto

President William Ruto and World Bank President Ajay Banga at State House, Nairobi on March 8, 2023.

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The World Bank has extended a loan of Ksh156 billion to Kenya which will be used to address the liquidity pressures of the Ruto administration.

However, the government has been hit with tough fiscal and policy conditions in the loan agreement.

Among the conditions set for the government is that government ministries, departments & agencies should process their procurement fully through the e-procurement system by 2027.

The other conditions are:

Govt should slash the public sector wage bill from 47.0% of the total revenue in 2023 to 35 per cent in 2027

Govt should dedicate at least USD 750 million in funding towards greenhouse gas emissions reduction by 2027

Govt should scale up the proportion of declarations of personal interests of public officials reviewed & verified by the EACC to 85.0 per cent by 2027

Govt should increase the number of students enrolled in TVETs, colleges  and universities from 362,834 in 2023 to 500,226 in 2027

Govt should Increase the revenue generated from e-Commerce from USD 3.6 billion in 2023 to USD 5.7 billion in 2027

“On climate, the DPO will support Kenya’s ambitions on green public transport, increasing forest cover, and leveraging climate finance, including through carbon credits and green and sustainability-linked bonds,” read part of the agreement…..CONTINUE READING THE FULL ARTICLE>>>


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