Retired teachers demand their pension
12 June 2013, 17:01
52 000 retired teachers who have been demanding for their pension for more than a decade will be forced to wait for two more months to get their pay after Nakuru High Court set the case for September 20 this year.
According to the Secretary of the retired teachers who spoke with the media on Tuesday after the hearing of their case, Gidraf Kimata said they have been waiting for pension for a long time but they have so far received nothing from the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
“It is now close to 15 years since we started demanding for this pension but the government through the TSC has not paid us,” he said.
On their part, TSC deputy Legal Director Allan Sitima told Nakuru High Court Judge Anyara Emukule that his office has more than 180 000 files waiting to be resolved and thus the retired teachers have to wait for two more months.
The retired teachers who had sued the government are demanding a total of KES 42 billion as part of their pension compensation.
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