Full list of TSC Teachers To receive Pension
Teachers and lawmakers have received assurances from Treasury CS that the government is moving forward with paying off their arrears. Ndung’u determined to settle over 11,000 retired teachers’ arrears who have not received their pensions in 27 years.
The government put aside Ksh16 billion in May to address these unpaid pension claims that date back to 1997. The sum was however not enough to pay for all claims received.
Since 1997, the TSC has sent the National Treasury 23,267 updated claims, 22,317 of which are currently being processed. According to the Treasury CS, the timetable for paying the outstanding sums would be determined by available resources.
Pension payments are a controversial topic that is now being litigated.
The fact that some retired instructors have already passed away complicates the situation. Due to the government’s failure to pay these retirees’ pensions on time, some of them are currently living in abject poverty.
It should be noted that due to compensation increases they received as part of the 1997 wage adjustment, which was meant to be paid in five phases and end in 2001, teachers who retired after July 2003 are not eligible for these pension benefits.
Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Secretary-General Akelo Misori has urged lawmakers to put pressure on the Treasury to guarantee the prompt payment of these unpaid pension claims. People should go to the official TSC website for more details and to check the identities of people impacted.
Full list of TSC Teachers To receive Pension.