A section of United Democratic Alliance (UDA) MPs have vowed to petition Parliament to pass a law that will see the National Treasury terminate pension payments to former President Uhuru Kenyatta, Raila Odinga, and Kalonzo Musyoka.
The lawmakers, led by Gatundu South MP Gabriel Kagombe also want Uhuru to refund Sh78.7 million that he has so far received, Raila should refund Sh388.8 million while Kalonzo should refund Sh375.8 million that he has received since the Presidential Retirement benefits act 2003 and Retirements Benefits (Deputy President and Designated State Officers) act 2015 came in to force.
The MPs say the three leaders do not deserve any pension because they are currently involved in politics including taking part in the ongoing Azimio La Umoja demonstrations.
According to the Presidential Retirement Benefits Act 2003 and Retirements Benefits (Deputy President and Designated State Officers) Act 2015, the leaders are entitled to three drivers paid Sh70,000 each, one personal assistant entitled to Sh200,000 monthly, one accountant Sh100,000, two secretaries Sh140,000, two housekeepers Sh80,000.
In addition to these, they also have two senior support staff at Sh100,000, two gardeners at Sh40,000, two cooks at Sh140,000, two cleaners at Sh50,000, armed security guards who shall be provided on request at Sh200,000, diplomatic passports, office and office equipment, maintenance equipment for the vehicles provided and access to the VIP lounge 11 at all airports within Kenya.