Maraga Awarded Over Ksh16M, 3 Luxury Cars

Chief Justice David Maraga getting out of his car
Former Chief Justice David Maraga steps out of his car in a private event in 2019

Former Chief Justice David Maraga was awarded Ksh 15,934,656 retirement package alongside other hefty bonuses as he headed home for retirement on January 11, 2021. 

The package was a sum equal to one year's salary paid for each term he served in office. Maraga used to earn approximately Ksh 1,328,000 while in office. 

He will also get a monthly pension equivalent to 80 percent of his last monthly salary amounting to Ksh 1,062,400 per month.

Maraga will also have access to a Ksh 10,000,000 inpatient medical cover and Ksh 300,000 for outpatient. 

Judges, magistrates, Judiciary staff and other stakeholders bid farewell to retired Chief Justice David Maraga (front) outside the Supreme Court buildings on Monday, January 11, 2021

The former Supreme Court President will further receive Ksh 75,000 for dental cover and a similar amount for optical cover. 

The insurances will also serve his wife. In terms of security, the retired CJ will be accorded two armed bodyguards. 

However, this depends on whether he would want them or not. Maraga would be required to file a request with the Interior Ministry. 

Some staff were also delegated to serve the retired judge including two drivers, a personal assistant, one secretary, a gardener, one cleaner and a fully furnished office. All employees will be under the government's payroll. 

Additionally, Maraga will get two saloon cars with a capacity of 2,000 cc. 

He will also receive a four-wheel-drive vehicle with a capacity of 3,000 cc. All three vehicles will be replaced once every four years.

All the benefits are based on the Retirement Benefits (Deputy President and Designated State Officers) Act 2015

Upon retirement, Maraga handed back his official vehicle, CJ 1 number plate and the national flag. His official wig and robe were also returned. 

Former Chief Justice David Maraga (right) hands over documents to then acting Chief Justice DCJ Philomena Mwilu (left) at a ceremony held at the Supreme Court on Monday, January 11, 2021
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