Former presidents' pension goes up to Sh74m next year

Former Presidents Daniel arap Moi (right) and Mwai Kibaki on May 4, 2016. Their pensions will increase by 15.6 per cent next year, further burdening taxpayers. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The High Court last year stopped payment of allowances worth millions of shillings to the two former leaders, saying they were an unnecessary burden to the taxpayer.
  • The supplementary budget indicates that the former presidents have a separate benefits budget, which currently stands at Sh58.8 million or Sh4.9 monthly.
  • Taxpayers also pay for workers in Mr Kibaki’s Nairobi office, bought for Sh250 million three years ago, and Mr Moi’s office at Kabarnet Gardens off Ngong Road.

Former presidents Mwai Kibaki and Daniel arap Moi’s pensions will increase by 15.6 per cent next year, further burdening taxpayers.

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