State new budget allocates Raila Sh72 million for the running of his office after parliament approval

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Prime Minister Raila Odinga in his Capitol Hill office, Upperhill

The Orange Democratic Movement Party Leader Raila Odinga will now have part of his expenses catered for by the Kenyan Government.

This is after the National Treasury allocated Ksh 72 million to take care the running of his office as the former Prime Minister of Kenya.

The allocation was contained in the mini supplementary budget that was tabled and approved by Parliament when they held a seating last week Tuesday.

However, in the same budget, the National Treasury withdrew the near allocation of retirement benefits amounting to Sh1.5 billion belonging to the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka.

The withdrawal was because of a budget review by the government to enable the Treasury to reorganize its expenditure with additional resources needed to fight the deadly corona virus as the retirement benefits was considered not a “pressing matter”. It was put on hold for allocation in future.

However, both Hon Raila Odinga and Kalonzo will continue earning earn a monthly pension of at least Sh200,000 for the more the two-terms they served as MPs for Lang’ata and Mwingi North constituencies respectively.

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