Former government employees want tribunal to determine their retirement benefits

National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich

More than 200 former bank and Government employees have asked a court to compel the Treasury Cabinet secretary to appoint a tribunal to determine their pension claims.

The retirees, through lawyer Titus Koceyo, argue that Henry Rotich's failure to constitute the Retirement Benefits Authority (RBA) Appeals Tribunal has caused delay in determining disputes with their former employers over the pension amounts due to them.

“No step has been taken by the CS to appoint new members of the RBA Appeals Tribunal when the dispute has been pending for the past seven years,” said Koceyo.

The 217 are retirees from the Cooperative Bank of Kenya, the Housing Finance Company of Kenya, the Kenya Posts and Telecommunications Corporation, the National Museums of Kenya, and Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company Limited.

If Mr Rotich fails to constitute the tribunal, they want the court to declare him unfit to hold public office.

The term of the former members of the tribunal lapsed in February 2017.