THE NATIONAL TREASURY & PLANNING
NOTICE TO ALL PUBLIC SERVICE PENSIONERS, DEPENDANTS & THE GENERAL PUBLIC
SUBJECT: CAUTION ON FALSE INFORMATION CIRCULATING IN SOME SOCIAL MEDIA
PLATFORMS ADDRESSED TO PENSIONERS WHO RETIRED FROM THE SERVICE OF MINISTRY OF EDUCATION BETWEEN 1997 AND 2007
Our attention has been drawn to a false message that is circulating on several social media platforms alleging that some additional retirement benefits are being availed to former employees of the Ministry of Education (teachers and other cadres) who retired between the year 1997 and 2007.
The false message has been advising the retired employees in that category or their next of kin to visit the Pensions Department Desks at Huduma Centres for processing of the benefits.
Pensioners and members of the public are hereby informed that the message and its content is false and should be ignored.
The source and motive of the message is unknown to the Pensions Department of the National Treasury – the government organization mandated to administer the Public Service Pension Scheme.
The Department takes this opportunity to remind our esteemed pensioners and the general public that the only revision of pension awards that has been ongoing affects former Teachers employed by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), who retired within the period of 1st July, 1998 to 30th June, 2003 (both dates inclusive).
The revised pension for this group followed the orders of the court in the class action suit – Nakuru High Court Civil Case No. 65 of 2006, Simon Kamau & 19 others Versus Teachers Service Commission delivered on 23rd October 2012.
The revised claims in this category are automatically compiled by the TSC and submitted to the Pensions Department, National Treasury for processing and payment and does not require a claimant to visit the respective offices to lodge a claim.
Michael A. Kagika, EBS
SECRETARY/DIRECTOR OF PENSIONS