President Uhuru Kenyatta will receive millions as part of his send-off package when he leaves office post-August 9 General Elections.
According to the 2022/23 Budget expenditure, the Head of State will receive KSh 72 million and a monthly pension of KSh 667,000 when he vacates office in August.
National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani shared with Parliament that the figure will increase to KSh 79.2 million in the 2024 financial year.
Deputy President William Ruto will also receive a send-off package should he lose his presidential bid in the forthcoming elections.
Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka and his National Assembly counterpart Justin Muturi will also receive handsome send-off packages.
It should be noted that Uhuru’s package is triple what Retired President Mwai Kibaki received in 2013.
Kibaki went home with KSh 25.2 million.
The treasury also increased the retired presidents’ pension from the current KSh 34.4 million to KSh 42.42 million starting July this year.
The send-off packages for Ruto and other designated state officers have also risen from KSh 430 million this year to KSh 600 million in the next financial year.
The other officers who will benefit include ODM leader Raila Odinga, the two House speakers, former chief justices and former vice presidents Kalonzo Musyoka and Musalia Mudavadi.
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