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Teachers and cival servants retirement age to be Lowered from 60 to 55 in New proposal

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The Salaries and Remunerations Commission (SRC) has opposed a proposal to lower the retirement age to 55.

Currently, the mandatory retirement age for public servants and teachers is capped at 60 years and 65 for those abled differently.

However, Parliament has received a legislative proposal to lower the statutory retirement age to 55.

She argued that lowering the retirement age would force taxpayers to carry a higher pension liability, meaning that there would be more people on pension

The Public Service Commission(Amendment) Bill, 2023 is seeking to reduce the retirement age to 55.

In 2009, the government revised the retirement age from 55 to 60 years and provided five more years for all Kenyans living with disabilities across the public service.

At the time, the reason given for the review was that the government was struggling with a huge pension bill as more people retired from service.

An audit conducted recently revealed that 35% of national government employees were between the ages of 51 and 60.

A total of 3,958 officers left the service in 47 ministries, departments, and agencies, according to the Public Service Commission’s (PSC) annual report for the Financial Year

 

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