MORE than 3500 retirees from various Ministries have dragged the Attorney General to Court for nonpayment of their terminal benefits amounting to K 10,000,000.
This is a matter where Bornwell Katita Kamoya and 3523 were claiming the said monies following a consent judgment entered in their favour by the Supreme Court.
They contended that according to the signed consent order between the plaintiff and the Public Service management Division under the Ministry of Justice, tabulation of released funds, they were expected to be paid K 10,000,000 by July 2009.
“To date we have not been paid anything, we were granted a number of claims among them costs arising from the court proceedings, but to no avail, there was a purported payment of K 10,000,000 but that is not a correct position,” they said.
The plaintiffs said they had worked for several years and spent other years in pursuing the matter further in court through hiring various lawyers due to the Ministries reluctance in paying them their dues.
That a team of accountants from the Ministry of Justice, Public Service Management Division, Cabinet office, Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Transport Works and Communications was constituted to produce a report on the same.
The plaintiffs indicated that the released report showed that they were paid in July but was refuted and were now claiming the same because there were no records at any Ministry to show proof that they were paid.
They were also asking the Court to grant them any other relief that the court may deem fit as well as interest at the current bank rate.