As soon as President William Ruto fired the four commissioners of the electoral agency, they forfeited significant benefits.
While acting as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commissioners, they qualified for significant rewards.
The four were suspended on Friday, lost their official transportation and security, and as a result became regular residents.
Juliana Cherera, the deputy chair of the IEBC, and commissioners Justus Nyang’aya, Francis Wanderi, and Irine Masit were all suspended by President Ruto on Friday.
The President announced their suspension on Friday in a gazette notice, which went into force right away.
The IEBC commissioners are entitled to high-end cars driven by taxpayer-funded chauffeurs and at least three bodyguards apiece.
They received an official car with an engine size no greater than 3000cc as full-time constitutional commissions.
Both their rural homes and their metropolitan homes are guarded by security personnel.
The Star has learned that on Friday, the President gazetted a tribunal to try them and ordered the recall of policemen assigned to them and the return of their official vehicles.
However, they will be entitled to half of their base pay without any further benefits for the duration of the 30-day trial by the tribunal headed by Aggrey Muchelule.
The vice chairperson of the IEBC and the commission members receive a basic salary of Sh459,113 along with Sh150,000 in housing benefits.
Additionally, they receive sh156, 075 in salary market adjustments, bringing their total monthly compensation to sh761, 488.
They receive a Sh 10 million in-patient medical benefit each year, which covers them, their spouses, and up to four fully dependent children under the age of 25.
Additionally, they offered maternity care for Sh 300,000, dental care for Sh 150,000, and optical care for Sh 75,000
They would have been entitled to a service gratuity at the amount of 31% of the annual pensionable emoluments for the term served had they completed their six-year term.
They were eligible for group life insurance with a coverage value equal to three times the yearly gratuity emoluments.
State officers who participated in the group personal accident insurance program also received coverage valued at three times the annual gratuity emoluments.
They received a car loan for Sh6 million and a mortgage with a maximum value of Sh30 million.
They were qualified for a Subsistence Allowance for both domestic and international