Uhuru Kenyatta to earn Sh1.15m monthly after retirement

The president will be entitled to an entertainment allowance equal to 15 per cent of his monthly salary. This will be Sh200,000 per month; a housing allowance equal to 23 per cent of his monthly salary which will be Sh300,000 per month.

Uhuru will get two personal assistants, four secretaries, four messengers, four drivers and bodyguards pushing his soon-to-be personal office and home workers to 34. These will include press secretaries and security officers paid for by the State, with the aides being seconded by the government.

He will be entitled to two new cars of his choice, replaceable every three years, each car having an engine capacity not exceeding 3000cc; another two four-wheel drive motor vehicles of his choice, replaceable every three years, each vehicle having an engine capacity of at least 3400cc.

Uhuru will be entitled to Sh200,000 fuel allowance and Sh300,000 for electricity, water and telephone facilities.

"The retired president, his spouse and children under 18 years are entitled to a full medical and hospital cover, providing for local and overseas treatment with a reputable insurance company," the Act states.

President Uhuru Kenyatta. [File, Standard]

According to the Act upon the death of a serving president or of a retired president who is in receipt of or who is entitled to a pension under this Act, his surviving spouse shall be entitled to benefits amounting to 50 per cent of such pension for the rest of her life.

Notwithstanding the provisions of the Act, the National Assembly may on a motion supported by the votes of not less than two-thirds of the members' resolve that a retired president or his surviving spouse shall not be entitled to the benefits on several grounds.

"The retired president may not get benefits if he ceased to hold office on account of having acted in willful violation of the Constitution, or was guilty of gross misconduct or has since ceasing to hold office; been convicted of an offence and sentenced to imprisonment for a term of three years or more without the option of a fine," states the Act.

The retired president will not be entitled to benefits if he held office in, or actively engaged in the activities of any political party contrary to the provisions of the Act or where the National Assembly passes a resolution against the retired president or his surviving spouse.

In cases where a retired president entitled to the benefits conferred by this Act holds any appointive or elective post in government to which there is pay, the benefits to which he is entitled shall be reduced by the amount of such pay.