Former CJ Willy Mutunga demands for millions in retirement package

Demands for hefty retirement package

Retired CJ Dr. Willy Mutunga

Retired Chief Justice Dr Willy Mutunga is asking for additional millions in his retirement benefits package.

Former National Assembly Speaker Francis ole Kaparo and the Former Senate Speaker Ekwee Ethuro are also linked in the standoff with Treasury officials over their lavish retirement perks.

According to reports they asked for a bullet-proof vehicle, backdated retirement benefits and shift to a higher pension pay scale. 

Armoured vehicle 

Kaparo is said to have asked for an armoured car, arguing that he comes from an area prone to banditry

The three argued that the Treasury used the wrong figures to calculate their exit packages and monthly pension payments.

They are said to have asked the Pensions Department to base their pension payouts on their last gross salaries estimated at about Sh2 million and not the lower figures quoted by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC).

Hefty perks

If implemented, the higher pay scale will offer Mr Ethuro and Dr Mutunga Sh1.6 million in monthly pension, lump sum payoffs of Sh24 million each and monthly fuel allowances of Sh300,000 each.

However, the Treasury says pension perks are guided by the SRC pay scales that offer the former CJ an estimated monthly pension of Sh637,386, a lump sum payout of Sh15.9 million and monthly fuel allowance of Sh199,183. 

Similarly, Mr Ethuro will be entitled to a monthly pension of Sh554,400, a send-off of Sh13.8 million and monthly fuel allowance of Sh173,250.

Notably, if the Treasury gives in to their demands, Mr Ethuro and Dr Mutunga’s monthly take home will surpass President Uhuru Kenyatta’s official salary of Sh1.4 million.

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