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I won't retire to get pension, says Raila Odinga

17 May 2015, 09:14

Kakamega - Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has said that he won’t beg for his pension after President Uhuru Kenyatta declined to assent to a Bill that would have granted him and former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka millions of shillings in retirement packages.

He criticized President Kenyatta for failing to assent to the Bill saying he was being denied what is rightfully his after serving the country as the PM, The Standard reported.

Sources said Kenyatta refused to assent to the Bill because he wanted the two leaders, who have already declared their interests in vying for presidency in 2017 polls, to quit elective politics but Raila maintained that retired leaders should get the money for services they rendered even if they are still active in politics.

Also read: Why Uhuru denied Raila, Kalonzo retirement packages

The former premier accused the government of applying double standards on the issue, noting that there are retired civil servants who have been given jobs in the same government even after retirement.

 - For more details visit The Standard

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