Pay us our dues, former civic leaders tell counties
SEE ALSO :The curse of handshakeHe said the constitution provided gratuity for Members of County Assemblies, saying they should be included alongside other former State Officers who qualified for gratuity and pension scheme. Gichana observed that majority of former civic leaders were poor, saying they needed the money to invest and lead descent lives, noting some had become paupers. Their payments were reflected in the Councilors’ Pension Bill, 2014, that was passed by the county assembly and assented to by the governor. The county Act provides that former councilors be paid Sh1 million each as gratuity and a further Sh 30, 000 in monthly stipend. In 2015 the senate approved the petition to have former councilors to get a gratuity of Sh 18 billion and a monthly stipend of Sh 30, 000 in their retirement package. The lawmakers supported a petition to give the 12,000 retirees the pay that would cost taxpayers a one-off payment of Sh18 billion and the monthly stipend.
SEE ALSO :Uhuru to open Naivasha SGR stationThe senators had noted that most of the former councillors were leading a miserable life despite their service to the people.
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