President Uhuru Kenyatta retired in August 2022, after serving two consecutive terms of five years each and he is entitled to retirement benefits.
Upon retiring, he is the only living retired President of Kenya, following the deaths of his predecessors Daniel Arap Moi and Mwai Kibaki, who passed away during his tenure.
Legally, Uhuru Kenyatta Kenyatta is entitled to in his retirement benefits two personal assistants, four secretaries, four messengers, four drivers, and bodyguards, which would push the number of his personal office and home workers to 34 under the scheme funded by taxpayers.
Additionally, President Kenyatta is entitled to four cars, including two limousines and two Sports Utility vehicles that are replaced every four years. He is also currently enjoying a monthly house allowance of Ksh300,000, fuel allowance (Ksh200,000), entertainment perks (Ksh200,00) and Ksh300,000 for utilities like water and electricity.
As a retired President, Kenyatta will receive a lump-sum payment or golden handshake of gratuity of one year’s salary for every term served and a monthly pension of 80 per cent of the salary he got in his last month in office.
He is also entitled to a full medical cover that allows him to seek treatment both locally and abroad, which is also extended to his wife Margaret Kenyatta.