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KR retirees protest delayed pension - 8 months ago, 7 July 13:53

By: Millicent Mwololo

Kenya Railways retirees on Thursday held a demonstration over delayed payment of their monthly pension for the last five months.

The group held a peaceful demonstration outside the Kenya Railways Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme offices at the Kenya Railways headquarters in Nairobi.

They accused the Kenya Railways of mismanaging the scheme through the appointment of a sole trustee, Corporate and Pension Trust Services Ltd, without consulting members.

“The last time we received our pension was in February. The Kenya Railways management has not explained to us what is happening,” said Former Kenya Railways Workers Association secretary-general Henry Toili during the demonstration of the pensioners’ representatives.

“Corporate and Pension Trust Services Ltd was appointed in 2012 by the Kenya Railways Corporation managing director without our input.”

They have also decried the arbitrary sale and disposal of their assets without disclosure and at “throwaway prices”.

“Every property that we know has been sold, has been disposed of to ...
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