Tax­pay­ers to part with Sh82.4m for Kavu­ludi team as ten­ure ex­pires

Business Daily (Kenya) - - ECONOMY & POLITICS - Ed­win Mu­tai emu­tai@ke.na­tion­media.com

Tax­pay­ers will fork out Sh82.38 mil­lion as golden para­chute for five com­mis­sion­ers of the Na­tional Po­lice Ser­vice Com­mis­sion (NPSC) whose six-year term ends to­mor­row.

John­ston Kavu­ludi and his team, Ronald Musengi, Es­ther Chui (de­ceased), Mur­shid Mo­hammed, Ma­jor Shadrack Muui and Mary Auma were sworn into of­fice on Oc­to­ber 9, 2012 by then Chief Jus­tice Willy Mu­tunga.

Other com­mis­sion­ers who con­tinue to hold of­fice are In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice Joseph Boin­net, Ad­min­is­tra­tion Po­lice Ser­vice deputy In­spec­tor Gen­eral Noor Gabow and Kenya Po­lice Ser­vice deputy In­spec­tor Gen­eral Ed­ward Mbugua.

The then vice chair­per­son Chui died in No­vem­ber 2013 and her po­si­tion was never filled. Ms Auma has been act­ing as vice chair­per­son since then.

“Oc­to­ber 2, 2017, is my last day in of­fice. I will be pack­ing up be­cause it is the end of my six-year con­tract at the helm of the NPSC. Please don’t say I snubbed Par­lia­ment if you don’t see me here,” Mr Kavu­ludi told the Trans­port com­mit­tee last week.

Un­der their terms of con­tract set by the Salaries and Re­mu­ner­a­tion Com­mis­sion (SRC) in Fe­bru­ary 2013, the com­mis­sion­ers are en­ti­tled to a ser­vice gra­tu­ity at the end of their term at the rate of 31 per cent of their an­nual ba­sic pay for ev­ery year served.

The SRC set the monthly ba­sic salary of chair­per­sons of all con­sti­tu­tional com­mis­sions at Sh854,241, vice chair­per- sons (Sh710,000) and mem­bers (Sh710,000).

This means that Mr Kavu­ludi will take home Sh19 mil­lion while the Ms Auma, Mr Musengi, Mr Mo­hammed and Ma­jor Muui will each pocket Sh15.84 mil­lion in send­off pack­age.

Mr Kavu­ludi has been earn­ing an an­nual ba­sic pay of Sh10.25 mil­lion while the vice chair­per­son and the three com­mis­sion­ers have each been pock­et­ing Sh8.52 mil­lion.

The Trea­sury al­lo­cated the NPSC a to­tal re­cur­rent bud­get of Sh630,566,818 in the fi­nan­cial year end­ing June 2019.

In the Sup­ple­men­tary Bud­get passed by Par­lia­ment two weeks ago, the Trea­sury al­lo­cated the com­mis­sion an ex­tra Sh2,111,428 un­der the Na­tional Po­lice Ser­vice Hu­man Re­source Man­age­ment.

Ar­ti­cle 246 of the Constitution es­tab­lishes the com­mis­sion that con­sists of a per­son who is qual­i­fied to be ap­pointed as a High Court Judge, two re­tired se­nior po­lice of­fi­cers and three per­sons of in­tegrity who have served the pub­lic with distinc­tion.

It also con­sists the top Na­tional Po­lice Ser­vice bosses.

The Trea­sury al­lo­cated the NPSC a to­tal re­cur­rent bud­get of Sh630,566,818

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Na­tional Po­lice Ser­vice Com­mis­sion chair­man John­ston Kavu­ludi.

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