• Wetangula said what Uhuru is currently engaging in, is against the law.
• Treasury allocated him Sh678 million as his pension and retirement perks for the year to June.
National Assembly speaker Moses Wetangula has renewed the call to have retired president Uhuru Kenyatta denied pension over his involvement in politics.
Wetangula said what Uhuru is currently engaging in, is against the law.
" Uhuru Kenyatta, this is free advice, it is illegal, I'll not send you any fee note. The law says when you retire, after six months no politics. Please abide by the law," Wetangula warned without specifying any action.
He told him to emulate his predecessors and those from neighbouring Tanzania who he said showed statesmanship upon retiring.
"Juzi nimeona aibu sana kuona rais mstaafu anasukumwa na wananchi na anasema msiniguze. That is never expected of a retired president halafu anang'ang'ania chama," Wetang'ula said.
Wetangula spoke during a church service attended by President William Ruto at Makurano in West Pokot.
Uhuru, he stated, was the president of the people of Kenya regardless of his party hence he must accept he is on retirement.
He claimed it was Uhuru who at one point warned that if Raila and Kalonzo fail to quit politics they will not be guaranteed of their pensions.
"Even the circumcisor's son feels the pain," he said.
Uhuru recently gave a hint he is not about to quit active politics yet when he appeared at the Jubilee Party offices.
This was after chaos were witnessed at the offices between two factions both claiming 'ownership'. The Jubilee party chair was welcomed by secretary general Jeremiah Kioni.
“Everybody who wants to leave the party is free to leave and join another party…mimi nawashukuru kwa kulinda chama yenu (I thank you for taking care of the party),” he said in an address to press later.
He also criticized the deployment of police officers at the party headquarters, saying they should have been assigned something else to do.
He has also convened a delegates convention on May 22 at the Bomas of Kenya.
In a gazette notice, Uhuru said they will receive a status report from the National Executive Committee during the convention.
A section of Kenya Kwanza leaders had earlier vowed to stop the release of the pension accusing him of financing Azimio demonstrations.
Treasury allocated him Sh678 million as his pension and retirement perks for the year to June. Uhuru has, however, started receiving Sh1.3 million in monthly pension.
The State has also retained another Sh655 million for a fully furnished office, limousines and salaries for scores of aides pending his retirement from party politics.
He started receiving the monthly payments on December 1 and also got a lump sum package of Sh39.6 million. This is according to the documents from the Treasury.
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