We are ready to process your pension dues, says Brookside [Nation (Kenya)]
(Nation (Kenya) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) My name is Sammy Bakhuya. I worked for Brookside Dairy Limited and left employment in October 2007.
If my memory serves me right, it is a requirement that if someone leaves employment having worked for a certain company for more than five years, then one is entitled to benefit from the organisation's pension scheme.
Unfortunately for me, since 2007, I have not received a penny from the company's pension scheme.
Kindly intervene on my behalf for Brookside Dairy Ltd to come clean on this issue.
— Sammy Bakhuya
Sammy, I hope you are well and we thank you for getting in touch with us concerning this matter.
We contacted your former employer, Brookside Dairy Limited, and we are glad that the company responded promptly regarding your situation.
The firm has noted that at the time of your exit from the company, the provisions of the law, as contained in the Retirement Benefits Act, Cap 197, Laws of Kenya, required that the employer's portion of the pension dues be retained in full until a would-be beneficiary reaches his/her retirement age.
However, this rule was changed in the Finance Bill of 2009, allowing a member to draw 50 per cent of the employer contribution at the time of leaving employment.
A statement from Brookside noted that the company has dutifully and diligently complied with the provisions of the new pension rules as outlined in the Finance Bill, 2009, upon your request.
In addition, Brookside has asked you to get in touch with it in order to apply for the 50 per cent share of the employer retained contribution to enable it to process your dues.
The milk processor is ready to process your share of the pension upon request. Kindly comply.
We hope that we have been of help to you.
KU HAS OFFERED TO REFUND YOUR FEES
I had applied for a course at Kenyatta University's Mombasa campus for a Bachelor of Commerce (evening classes). My application was approved and I proceeded to pay the first semester fees as required.
Unfortunately, there were not enough students for the course to start, so I decided to withdraw from the university and wrote a letter to the institution's management to that effect dated May 30, 2013.I have received no communication and have tried in vain to check with the university's Mombasa campus office. All I am told is that the letter was forwarded to the registrar at the main campus for approval.
I was doing all this to enable me to join another campus which has evening classes but now I am not able to enrol since Kenyatta University has not refunded my school fees, amounting to Sh72,700.Please, intervene on my behalf so that I can get the refund.
— Anthony Wachira.
Mr Wachira, it is unfortunate that you have had to wait so long to get your refund. We sympathise with you.
We contacted Kenyatta University on your behalf with respect to the matter you raised here. And last week you communicated with our desk with information that the university has been in contact with you and has promised to refund your school fees.
We appreciate your effort of taking time to update us on the matter, otherwise we would not have known if our efforts bore any results.
We are glad to have been of assistance and urge you to continue being our reader.
YOUR DIVIDEND WAS PAID VIA M-PESA
Hello Capital Letters. You have been of help to many readers of this column including me, Mr Martin Gatimu.
I own Safaricom shares but it has been two years since I received my dividend. The last time I received the proceeds, the telecom company wired the cash through its money transfer service, M-Pesa.Kindly help me find out what happened to my shares. I am worried that I may have I lost them.
Thank you for your kind words and for raising this question with us.
When we contacted Safaricom about what has been happening with your dividend, the firm noted that for the past three financial years, your dues have been paid to you through your M-Pesa account.
In order to clear any doubts, the company urged you to visit any of its retail shops near you to have your statement printed out as proof of payment for November 13, last year.
Safaricom, however, said that the M-Pesa account statement print out comes at a fee of Sh25 per page and that you will also be required to produce your national identity card. We hope this response solves your problem.
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