State House has dismissed reports of President William Ruto withdrawing members of staff and vehicles attached to the late former President Daniel Moi.
In a statement on Friday, October 14, by State House Comptroller Kinuthia Mbugua, the House termed the reports as "malicious and misleading."
According to Mbugua, the benefits of a retired resident are clearly spelt out in the Presidential Benefits Act and are to be enjoyed during his lifetime.
He, however, said that the benefits cease to be enjoyed by the retired Head of State the moment he is deceased.
“The benefits of a retired President are clearly spelt out in the Presidential Benefits Act, 2003 with Section 5 specifically stating that pensions and other benefits of a retired president are to be enjoyed only during his lifetime. They cease from the day of his demise," read part of the statement signed by Mbugua.
The State House Comptroller clarified that late President Moi ceased to be entitled to the benefits on February 4, 2020, in compliance with the Presidential Retirement Benefits Act 0f 2003.
He said that the members of staff and vehicles attached to the late former president were recalled long before President Ruto took over power.
“The recalling of cars and staff in accordance with the applicable the law took place before H.E. William Ruto assumed office," Mbugua stated.
State House demanded an apology from the Daily Nation which had published the story even as it called for its retraction.