Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana has taken to social media to complain about his funds regardless of working within the public sector for greater than 45 years.
In a candid submit on his Twitter account on Sunday, November 1, he disclosed that he didn’t have any pension scheme regardless of his lengthy service to the nation.
“I labored at UoN for 25 years, however bought no pension. The rule was; serve for 15 years and be 50 of age however I used to be 48. Since I didn’t function MP for 2 phrases, I missed a pension. Governors don’t have any pension. 45 years of public work, no pension. Each Kenyan deserves a pension per the regulation,” his tweet learn.
His revelation raised reactions from members of the general public, some who understood his predicament whereas others criticised.
Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana and Deputy President William Ruto.
“Solely everlasting staff deserve a pension. Elective posts are usually not everlasting. They’re positions on contract. The political class already earns manner above what they need to. Use a few of that to fund your individual private pension schemes,” Gorani Nekishon instructed.
The Council of Governors and County Assemblies Discussion board have been pushing for an unique pensions scheme for governors, audio system, and MCAs who’ve served for at the very least two phrases.
The CoG is now within the means of drafting a Pension Invoice and is urging the County Assemblies to assist the proposal that can result in the creation of the County Pension Fund. Quite a few these voted out throughout elections return house with no clear future monetary plan
In line with a 2017 Kenya Gazette Notice, the Salaries and Remuneration Fee (SRC) said that governors are entitled to a month-to-month gross pay of Ksh 924,000.
Relating to retirement, the SRC says that governors ought to be paid a service gratuity on the charge of 31% of the essential remuneration bundle for the time period served.
County bosses have Life and Private Accident insurance coverage covers for a price equal to a few occasions their annual salaries
Governors are housed by the federal government and likewise profit from a mortgage of as much as Ksh40 million which have to be totally paid by the top of the governor’s time period.
The county heads are at liberty to take automotive loans of as much as Ksh10 million and likewise get to splash Ksh 20,000 on airtime.
Wiper chief Kalonzo Musyoka (Centre) with Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu and Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana throughout a gathering on Could 29, 2019