Home Latest NewsPolitics Matiang’i, 6 Other Uhuru Ministers To Pocket Sh20.8 Million Each in Gratuity

Matiang’i, 6 Other Uhuru Ministers To Pocket Sh20.8 Million Each in Gratuity

by Mustafa Juma
  • This means a Cabinet Secretary who served from 2013 and earned a graduated salary of between Sh792,000 to Sh1,056,00 took home Sh10.3 million in gratuity payment at the end of 2017.
  • In the second term where the Cabinet Secretaries earned Sh924,000 monthly, the individual will take home Sh10.5 million.
  • This brings the total amount that a Cabinet Secretary who served consecutively for the two terms to Sh20.8 million.

The outgoing Cabinet Secretaries who have served from when former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s first Cabinet that was sworn in mid-May 2013, are set to pocket Sh20.8 million as gratuity payment.

This is after their employment came to an end when President William Ruto named his Cabinet that locked out Uhuru’s ministers.

Only Simon Chelugui survived as Cabinet Secretary for Cooperatives and SMEs while Monica Juma, who served in the Energy docket in the second term of Uhuru’s administration, was named the Security Advisor to President Ruto’s Cabinet.

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SRC gazette notice

The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) in a gazette notice that set the pay details for the current administration stated that a state officer serving on fixed term shall serve on contract and be paid a service gratuity at the end of the term at the rate of 31 percent of annual basic pay for every year served.

As a result, Raychelle Omamo, James Macharia, Amina Mohamed, Fred Matiang’i, Najib Balala and Adan Mohamed who served in Uhuru’s government from 2013 will now pocket Kshs.20.8 million each.

Why Kshs. 20.8 million?

This means a Cabinet Secretary who served from 2013 and earned a graduated salary of between Sh792,000 to Sh1,056,00 took home Sh10.3 million in gratuity payment at the end of 2017.

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In the second term where the Cabinet Secretaries earned Sh924,000 monthly, the individual will take home Sh10.5 million.

This brings the total amount that a Cabinet Secretary who served consecutively for the two terms to Sh20.8 million.

Those who took office in December 2015 following a shuffle such as Joe Mucheru will get a farewell package of nearly Sh15 million.

The Cabinet Secretaries who served only in Uhuru’s second term, and earned a monthly salary of Sh924,000, will each receive Sh10.47 m.

Ruto Cabinet

President Ruto named his 22-member cabinet on Tuesday which saw ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi appointed the Prime Cabinet Secretary, the position he had been promised when he joined Ruto to form Kenya Kwanza coalition.

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Former central bank Governor Njuguna Ndung’u was nominated to lead the Treasury.

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