Kenyatta's family has been trending recently following an expose report by International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) dubbed Pandora Papers which revealed that the family owns more than 11 accounts offshore estimated to be worth more than $30 million.
That aside, let us focus on the amount of money Uhuru's mother, who was listed among secret account holders, earns from taxpayers money.
According to sources, Mama Ngina Kenyatta is entitled to a lucrative salary as pension for being the wife to the first President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. This means that she started earning even before Uhuru took over the leadership of the country as stipulated by law. The stipulates that the wives to a retired or sitting President are entitled to salary, 40% of the amount earned by the incumbent President.
This means that Mama Ngina Kenyatta makes about Kshs 568,216 monthly, which is 40% of Uhuru's salary which currently stands at Kshs 1.44 million. The amount is sourced from taxpayers and the issue of pension has for a long time ignited debates.
According to Treasury reports, most of the revenue collected is used to pay salaries, leaving very little for development. Other leaders who benefit from pension include former Speaker Kenneth Marende, Mwai Kibaki, Moi's family among others who are said to receive more than half a million monthly.
This explains why it is possible for the Kenyatta's to invest such huge amounts of money as Pandora dictates.
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