Kenya’s former President Mwai Kibaki will have to adjust his lifestyle after state slashes his retirement package by $200,000

Treasury has cut the staff, catering and vehicle maintenance costs in the office of the former president.

  • Treasury has cut the staff, catering and vehicle maintenance costs in the office of the former president in a fresh bid to ease taxpayers’ burden of keeping the retired head of state comfortable.
  • Staff pay for those serving in Kibaki’s office has dropped to Sh53 million ($530,000) in the year starting July 2018, down from Sh72.7 million ($727,000) in the year ending next month.
  • The two will in the current year ending June earn Sh116.6 million ($1.166m) in annual pension, which will be cut to Sh96.5 million ($965,000) in the New Year.

Treasury has cut the staff, catering and vehicle maintenance costs in the office of the former president in a fresh bid to ease taxpayers’ burden of keeping the retired head of state comfortable.

Staff pay for those serving in Kibaki’s office has dropped to Sh53 million ($530,000) in the year starting July 2018, down from Sh72.7 million ($727,000) in the year ending next month.

Taxpayers will also pay Sh1 million ($10,000) less for catering and vehicle maintenance costs each for the new financial year, according to the 2018/19 budget estimates.

Mr Kibaki and retired President Daniel arap Moi are entitled to a Sh379,500 ($3,795) house and Sh247,500 ($2,475) fuel allowances on top of entertainment (Sh247,500) ($2,475) and utilities (Sh379,500) ($3,795) every month.

The office budget is also one on the benefits offered to retired presidents — Daniel arap Moi and Mr Kibaki — who also enjoy a generous monthly pension.

The law entitles the duo to have two personal assistants, four secretaries, four messengers, four drivers and bodyguards.

Kenyan taxpayers also shoulder workers costs in Mr Kibaki’s Nairobi office that was bought at Sh250 million ($2.5m) three years ago, and Mr Moi’s office at Kabarnet Gardens off the city’s Ngong Road.

The two will in the current year ending June earn Sh116.6 million ($1.166m) in annual pension, which will be cut to Sh96.5 million ($965,000) in the New Year.

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