Why Uhuru denied Raila, Kalonzo retirement packages
16 May 2015, 10:39
Nairobi - Details have emerged as to why President Uhuru Kenyatta declined to assent to a Bill that would have granted former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka millions of shillings in retirement packages.
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 or forever forego their pension, Daily Nation reported.
The President’s decision did not sit well with some members of the opposition who termed it as naïve and selfish.
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Had Kenyatta assented to the Bill, Odinga would have been handed a lump sum package of KES 21.6 million and a monthly stipend of KES 960,000 for the rest of his life while Musyoka would have pocketed KES 19.8 million plus a KES 880,000 monthly stipend.
Former National Assembly Speaker Kenneth Marende who was also included in the Bill that was passed by the National Assembly last month also missed out on the pension.
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