In Summary

  • Other civil servants said even though they support the idea, it should be implemented with caution as no mechanisms have been put in place to safeguard their money.
  • Mr Sossion warned that any implementation of the scheme would be construed to be taking away the benefits teachers have enjoyed all along.
  • Former Retirement Benefits Authority CEO Edward Odundo has been appointed chairman of the board of trustees of the new scheme.

Teachers have rejected deduction of 7.5 per cent of their salaries towards their new pension scheme starting this month, saying they had not been consulted.

Other civil servants said even though they support the idea, it should be implemented with caution as no mechanisms have been put in place to safeguard their money.

Kenya National Union of Teachers secretary-general Wilson Sossion said while teachers agree that the Pension Act has been in place since 2012, they are not aware of the existence of the benefits of the scheme.

SCHEME

“We hereby demand you do not implement this scheme or proceed to deduct any money from teachers until we have a meeting to concur on the implementation modality and commencement date,” said Mr Sossion in a letter to Teachers Service Commission (TSC) CEO Nancy Macharia dated July 5.

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