PROTEST

County workers want Roba Duba out

The chided the secretary general for allegedly auditing their retirement pension scheme without involving them.

In Summary
  • The law merges all pension schemes covering county government workers including the County Pension Fund (CPF).
  • They accused  Duba of several other leadership inefficiencies  including favoritisms and corruption
Nairobi county workers in a past pay protest outside City Hall.
UNHAPPY WORKERS: Nairobi county workers in a past pay protest outside City Hall.
Image: MAUREEN KINYANJUI

Members of the Kenya county government workers want their secretary general Roba Duba exit office immediately for failing to meet his mandate,

Speaking at a press conference on Friday, the lobby group accused Roba of championing his business and political agendas using their resources.

Led by Matilda Chebet who lost to Duba in the recent union’s election, the county staff accused the current secretary general of biasness and out of touch on their plight.

The further chided the secretary general for allegedly auditing their retirement pension scheme without involving them.

‘’We want Duba to immediately stop meddling with our Local Authority Pension Trust (Laptrust).. We work tirelessly hoping for better retirement. Let him not tamper with our cash the way he mishandled the Local Authority Pension Fund (Lapfund),’’Chebet said.

The agitated members who sang solidarity songs throughout the presser said that while they don’t oppose the proposed Laptrust and Lapfund merger, they want the process done in a procedural manner.

The two savings scheme are in merger talks to pave the way for the implementation of the County Governments Retirement Scheme Act, 2019.

The law merges all pension schemes covering county government workers including the County Pension Fund (CPF).

They further accused  Duba of several other leadership inefficiencies  including favoritisms and corruption.

According to Chebet, the asset–'Dundee House', the union’s building located next to the National Parliament is on the verge of being sold against the members’ knowledge.

According to Chebet, the asset–'Dundee House', the union’s building located next to the National Parliament is on the verge of being sold against the members’ knowledge.

Located  at the heart of Nairobi's Central Business District , the property is currently valued at Sh700 million. 

Efforts to reach Roba Diba for a comment hit  a snug as both calls and emails went unanswered..