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Why Ruto & Gachagua Receive Ksh650K Housing Allowance Despite Living in State Residences

Why Ruto & Gachagua Receive Ksh650K Housing Allowance Despite Living in State Residences

The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) explained why President William Ruto and his deputy, Rigathi Gachagua receive housing allowances despite living in state residences.

President William Ruto receives Ksh350,000 per month while Gachagua is paid Ksh300,000 per month.

According to the SRC, the housing allowance is part of the remuneration structure that is used for the salaries of state officers.

The three structures as explained by SRC chairperson Lyn Mengich include the basic salary, allowances, and benefits.

However, owing to the growing concern about public expenditure, the SRC boss noted that the body would be reviewing some of the allowances.

“In terms of the pay structure for public servants, there are three structures. There is the basic salary and allowances and then there are the benefits. Housing and airtime are part of the allowance. It will be part of that review,” she stated.

Mengich made the revelation after concern was raised over the structure which sees the duo earn an allowance for service that is already provided by the government.

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Housing allowance is aimed at helping an individual pay for reasonable accommodation.

Ruto’s Salary Structure

Currently, Ruto earns a basic salary of Ksh866,250. He is also paid a housing allowance of Ksh350,000 in addition to Ksh227,500 for salary market adjustment.

In total, he takes home Ksh1,443,750. However, he receives benefits like an inpatient medical cover of up to Ksh10 million and a life insurance cover.

The president does not receive a commuter allowance. Instead, he is provided with official vehicles by the state.

Gachagua’s Salary Structure

On the other hand, Gachagua is paid Ksh736,313 in basic salary. He receives an additional Ksh300,000 for housing allowance. The DP also received a salary market adjustment of Ksh190,875.

Per month, Gachagua earns a gross salary of Ksh1,227,188.

Similar to the president, he also gets a life insurance policy and a medical cover of Ksh10 million for inpatient and Ksh300,000 for outpatient services.

Why Ruto & Gachagua Receive Ksh650K Housing Allowance Despite Living in State Residences

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