More than 40 workers in the late retired President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi are likely to be declared redundant in the next three months.
The National Treasury is in the process of stopping the funding of the operation of the office of President Moi following his demise on February 4.
President Moi had been receiving retirement benefits which included luxury cars, chase cars, and security details, and a fully furnished office with about 40 workers.
Since leaving office in 2002, the National Treasury has been using hundreds of millions of shillings to fund the former President as required by law. The move is now set to shield the taxpayer against the millions that were being used.
According to the National Treasury, the law does not provide an avenue to continue funding the office of a former Head of State following his/her death.
President Moi was accorded a state funeral that is estimated to have consumed at least 300 million shillings. The government says the cash was used to purchase the coffin for the retired President’s remains, settle hospital bills, provide security, as well as refreshments for guests.
The body of the former President lay “in State” at the National Assembly for three days where Kenyans were given an opportunity to view. Records at parliament show that at least 270,000 Kenyans viewed the body.
President Moi ruled Kenya for 24 years after he took over in 1978 following the death of the first President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.