The Teachers Service Commission CEO Nancy Macharia today accused some retired teachers who are pushing for retirement dues of sending threatening text messages and e-mails to her office.
Through her lawyer Lawrence Karanja, Macharia told a Nakuru court that some of the retirees had even stormed her office.
“My client has been harassed openly by a group of retires who blame her for the delay in their payments, they have gone a step further by sending threatening messages and emails to her office, she was even harassed and told to remember she was once taught,” Said Karanja.
The retirees through lawyer Dominic Kimata in an application jointly accused TSC CEO Nancy Macharia of colluding with the Treasury Cs Henry Rotich to deny the retirees their money.
“The TSC is colluding with treasury department and the Cs in delaying the process and it is unfair to my clients rights,” Said Kimata.
According to the Pensions Department they have started processing Sh1.5 billion, which is part of payment of the Sh 42.3 billion owed to the retired tutors money allocated by the national treasury to jump-start the payment plan, which was to be implemented in phases.
Director of pensions Shem Nyakutu told the court that his department had completed payment of the teachers who retired in 1997 and 1998 saying he had a small hitch from the treasury who had refused to release more funds but they are willing to disburse the money.
Justice Janet Mulwa in her ruling directed the petitioner to serve their new application to the respondents in the matter and appear before the court on September 19 for mention of the matter.
She further cautioned the retirees from sending threatening messages and emails to the TSC CEO adding that it will amount to court contempt and they may be arrested and prosecuted.