President William Ruto met with his predecessor, retired President Uhuru Kenyatta, to discuss concerns about the distribution of funds allocated to Kenyatta’s office.

State House spokesperson Hussein Mohamed stated that as a result of these discussions, President Ruto formed a team led by Head of Public Service Felix Koskei to address the issues raised by Kenyatta’s office on Monday.

This team will also look into matters such as the location of the retired President’s office and its staffing requirements.

“This morning, President William Ruto had a conversation with his predecessor in office, the 4th President, President Uhuru Kenyatta, regarding concerns about facilitating the functioning of the retired President’s office”

“President Ruto has consequently constituted a team, led by the Head of Public Service, to immediately address all the issues raised, including the location of the retired President’s office and the attendant staff establishment,” said Mohamed in a statement on  Tweeter.

On Monday, former President Uhuru Kenyatta accused his successor, William Ruto’s government, witholding his retirement benefits due under the Presidential Retirement Act.

Through his spokesperson Kanze Dena, the retired President detailed numerous grievances, including financial restrictions and denial of official office space.

Besides the Ksh.48 million gratuity paid at the end of his term, monthly allowances, and medical cover, Kenyatta’s office claims he has been denied access to budgetary allocations meant for him, which are managed by the state house comptroller.

The lack of funds for the office has forced the former president to personally finance its operations.

The Presidential Retirement Benefits Act provides a retired president with various benefits, including a monthly pension, entertainment and housing allowances, suitable office space, two new cars (replaceable every two years), two four-wheel drive vehicles of his choice (replaceable every three years), fuel allowance, water, electricity, telephone facilities, and comprehensive medical and hospital coverage, among other perks.

Also Read: Uhuru Laments Being Deprived Of Retirement Benefits By Government


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *