Disabled praise retirement law
The disabled in Nyandarua have praised a decision by parliament to pass an amendment that will allow them to retire at the age of 65. Yesterday, they said it was the biggest contribution that MPs had ever made for people living with disabilities. Their representative, Simon Wanjeru, said people with disabilities have for a long time been neglected by the former and the current governments.
Ol Kalou MP Erastus Mureithi who moved the amendment said he was touched by the kind of lives that the people live after retirement. “Most of their lives go to the ruins as they do not know any other career to involve themselves in. They end up using their pensions on careers that they had not known before and the businesses finally collapse," he said.