Raila to pocket millions in new retirement law introduced in Parliament
Meanwhile, a process to block Raila's 2022 presidency bid has been initiated.
The State officials, including former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and Moody Awori, would be entitled to list of high end privileges, should the president sign the Bill, after he rejected it in 2015.
The Bill proposes that retired Vice Presidents and PMs be entitled to three drivers, a personal assistant, an accountant and two secretaries.
Specifically at his home, the retired Prime Minister (Raila Odinga) will, in addition, be entitled to two house keepers, two senior support staff, two gardeners, cooks, cleaners and armed security guards to be provided upon request.
The retired State officials will also enjoy diplomatic passports for themselves and their spouses, access to the VIP Lounge II at all Kenyan airports, an office and office equipment.
The Bill, which is an amendment to the 2015 Retirement Benefits Bill, was rejected by President Uhuru Kenyatta. At the time, the President handlers averred that the decision was taken as Mr Odinga and his team was till engaging in active politics.
Had the 2015 Bill taken effect, Mr Odinga would have pocketed Ksh.21.6 million and a monthly stipend of Ksh.960,000, closely followed by Kalonzo Musyoka, who would have awarded Ksh.19.8 million with a monthly stipend of Ksh880,000 million.
In the new turn, the Narok Senator, an ardent supporter of ODM, now proposes a committee comprising of Majority and Minority leaders of both Houses to oversee the implementation of the entitlements prescribed in the amended Bill.
The Bill also proposes that should any of the State officers die will still in office, a sum equal to five times their annual salary shall be payable to their legal personal representative.
The current amendment, Ole Kina says, seeks to ensure the Executive does not use alteration or modification of the entitlements to intimidate or maltreat entitled persons.
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