E.A give government two week ultimatum or be sued
05 March 2014, 23:24
Mombasa - Ex East African community employee has given the Kenyan government a two week ultimatum to pay their retirees dues or seek a legal action.
Speaking to the press in Mombasa, East African community workers association secretary general Omar Kombo said the Kenyan government in 2010 had formed a task force to investigate the 40 thousand workers. The Finance Minister at that time, Uhuru Kenyatta had to come up with a report and recommendations regarding their payments in accordance with the trend pursued by Tanzania and Uganda.
“A reported was done and signed by the Ex East African community workers association and representatives from government, unfortunately to date no action neither communication has been made” said Kombo
The association comprises of General Fund services, East African railways, E.A post and telecommunication, E.A harbors, E.A airways, E.A External communication, E.A cargo Handling services.
The East African community was formed in 1967 and disbanded and an agreement was signed by three head of states Daniel Arap Moi Mwalimu Julias Nyerere and Milton Obote in 1984.
The same the British government issued cheques to the tree countries for the payment of Ex- East African employees’ dues.
It’s said to date the Kenyan members of the EA community members have never been paid their dues.
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