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Government To Pay Ksh. 2.6 B To Former Councillors

Former councilors are set to benefit from a Ksh 2.6 billion in the next financial year. This is after Treasury accepted to pay them a one off gratuity.

The councilors have been pushing to be paid gratuity and monthly payments that would have totaled to Ksh.22 billion, a proposal that was rejected by the Treasury.

The payment will go only to those councillors who served for more than 4 terms. In this case, they are 328. Each will receive Ksh.664, 000 in a one off payment. The rest who served under 4 terms total to 11,91. Each will be paid Ksh. 200, 000 each.

However, the CS of National Treasury stated that they would have to wait till the next financial year.

“It’s quite easy to say that I bring a supplementary budget, but that won’t be realistic, we can’t give what we can’t afford, the decision by the court stopping charging of minimum tax has already caused a Ksh.22 billion dent in our budget, in fact we will have to revise most of our budgets.”

Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa asked the councilors to accept the offer as given by the Treasury insisting “a bird in a hand is worth 10 in the bush.”

The committee chair Johnson Sakaja also pleaded with the councilors to accept the offer even as discussions continue.


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