Kenya Railways retirees angle for State’s housing scheme
SEE ALSO :Gikunda bags prize at Railways ClubKanyeki says the scheme would pay a total of Sh14 billion for all the 7,000 pensioners to own a three-bedroom house. This money, he said, should be deducted from the Makongeni land sales money. “It will give us and our future generations a comfortable life with the pleasure of being landlords and landladies in the heart of Nairobi,” said Kanyeki. The Government has given hope to the pensioners, with the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development Charles Hinga saying that the pensioners would be invited for a round-table talk to discuss the matter. “We have noted the issues raised. We are currently working on the development framework for the implementation of the housing agenda. Once the framework is ready, we shall invite the pensioners’ representatives for a stakeholders sensitisation workshop,” he said in a letter to the then FOKERAWA secretary Henry Wamukota (now chairman). Some of the scheme’s members died without accessing their terminal benefits.
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