Former Prime Minister and current opposition leader Raila Odinga and former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka are set to receive a sum of Ksh 136 million as specified in the recurrent expenditure for the year 2021/22 tabled before Parliament.
The Treasury has dispensed Ksh 68.13 million to Raila’s office and staff while Ksh 68.29 million to Kalonzo’s office and staff.
As far as pay rates and recompenses, citizens should bear the weight of paying Ksh10.5 million to Raila’s staff and Ksh8.7 million to Kalonzo’s helpers.
In terms of salaries and allowances, taxpayers will have to bear the burden of paying Ksh10.5 million to Raila’s staff and Ksh8.7 million to Kalonzo’s aides.
The Wiper party will be entitled to two drivers, a PA, one bookkeeper, a secretary, two maids, two senior support staff, two cooks, two landscapers, and two cleaners.
Each of the two legistrators will have two security officers endorsed by the police.
At first, President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2015, had declined to consent to the Retirement Benefit of State Officers Bill, which would have given the advantages to party leaders.
He cited that the two, Raila and Kalonzo, had to officially quit active politics in order to get the benefits. Uhuru, however, softened his stance after the handshake deal with Raila in 2018.
In a similar document, retired Presidents will be given Ksh72 million as gratuity in 2022 which coincides with the end of Uhuru’s tenure as President.
The figure will see an increment to Ksh79.2 million in the year 2024/25.
Further, the month to month annuity for former presidents is set to rise from the current Ksh34.4 million to Ksh42.4 million in the financial year 2022/23.
MPs going into retirement will likewise acquire Ksh1.8 billion in 2022, an increment from Ksh983 million in 2021.