Six Kikuyu MPs have supported President Uhuru who last week declined to assent to a bill that would have finally offered CORD Leader Raila Odinga and VP Kalonzo Musyoka their pension benefits related to the time they served as PM and VP.
Legislators Dennis Waweru (Dagoretti South), John Njoroge (Kasarani), Maina Kamanda (Starehe), Benson Mutura Kangara (Makadara), James Gakuya (Embakasi North) and John Ndirangu Kariuki (Embakasi Central) told the gathering that Odinga does not deserve the benefits.
The Bill would have granted Mr Odinga a lumpsum of Sh21.6 million, and a monthly stipend of Sh960,000 for the rest of his life while Mr Musyoka would have earned Sh19.8 million lumpsum and a further Sh880,000 monthly stipend.
Raila has revealed he is not ready to beg for what is due to him on services he already offered, saying quitting would be a betrayal to millions of Kenyans who’ve supported him ever since he joined politics, and who, till now, still yearns for change and a better country.
The six MPs were speaking at a church function in Niarobi City County.