Monday September 9, 2019 – The National Treasury has frozen the pension perks assigned to National Super Alliance (NASA) leader, Raila Odinga, because he is still active in politics by serving as the African Union Special Envoy of Infrastructure and Development.
Raila was expected to receive perks which include 17 workers, fully furnished offices, medical insurance and fuel allowance.
But according to senior Treasury officials, the State cannot afford to give the former Premier the perks because e is also serving as an AU envoy.
The Treasury says that Raila secured the job after he was accorded support by the Kenyan Government hence he is not entitled to the pension perks as promised earlier on.
“We are ready to pay Mr Odinga his monthly pension and not the benefits because he is already enjoying the perks from the AU,” said the official.
“Paying the benefits will amount to double allocation.”
“How do we go back to the IG to seek for additional security yet the same office has offered Mr Odinga police for protection due to the AU job?” he asked.
The move is likely to affect the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila.
The Kenyan DAILY POST