Wafula Chebukati is nearing the end of his tenure as Chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
Chebukati, alongside the remaining IEBC commissioners Boya Molu and Abdi Guliye, will leave office on January 17 after serving a six-year non-renewable term.
For the Financial Years (FY) 2021/2022-2024/2025, Chebukati’s basic salary has been Sh554,400 without allowances, while the two commissioners are earning a basic salary of Sh459,113 without allowances.
With allowances, Chebukati earns a gross salary of Sh924, 000 to include a house allowance of Sh200,000 and a salary market adjustment of Sh169, 600.
The other two commissioners are entitled to Sh150, 000 house allowance and a salary adjustment of Sh156, 075, adding up to Sh765, 188 gross pay.
This means for the six-year term, Chebukati earned Sh39, 916,800 while the two commissioners took home Sh33, 056,136 each.
For their send-off package, Chebukati, Boya and Guliye will take home a cumulative amount of about Sh32 million.
Chebukati will take home Sh12, 374,208 while the two commissioners will each be Sh10, 274,402 richer.
“A State officer, serving or appointed for a fixed term of office, shall be paid a service gratuity at the rate of 31 per cent of the annual pensionable emoluments for the term served. For purposes of gratuity and pension, the pensionable emolument shall be based on the monthly basic salary set herein,” the law stipulates.
According to the guidelines provided by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC), for purposes of gratuity and pension, the pensionable employment shall be based on the monthly basic salary and not the allowances.