Commissioners of the Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC) are set to pocket allowances amounting to Sh315 million when their term of service comes to an end later this year.
In Budget estimates proposed by National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich and now in parliament, each of the 9 commissioners are set to pocket Sh35 million in the final six months of their term.
Each of the nine commissioners currently draws an average of Sh747,000 in allowances every month and the massive increase in their budget is thought to include gratuity payments as their term comes to an end.
However each commissioner is entitled to a gratuity of 30 per cent of their basic pay for every month served.
With each commissioner earning on average Sh700,000 in basic pay, at 30 per cent it translates to a total of Sh113.4 million for the nine commissioners.
Including half of the Sh80.7 million that the commissioners earned in allowances this financial year brings the total to about Sh150 million, leaving more than Sh150 million unexplained, The Business Daily reports.
CIC's Chairman Charles Nyachae has said he is not aware of the allocation adding that the Treasury is responsible for setting their remuneration and that the allowances are not part of the CIC’s annual budget request to the Treasury.
According to the Business Daily, Sarah Serem whose Salaries and Remuneration Commission is charged with setting the pay of state and public officers is also not aware of the allocation noting that the CIC has a set salary structure.
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