Senate tells TSC to stop teachers sacco remittance

Tuesday, November 28th, 2023 02:45 | By
Busia Senator Okiya Omtatah
Busia Senator Okiya Omtatah. PHOTO/Print

The Senate Committee on Trade and Tourism has asked the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to stop remitting money to Metropolitan Sacco from members who had pulled out of it.

The committee chairman Okiya Omutatah asked the commission boss Nancy Macharia to also stop all deductions to the Metropolitan sacco from teachers who had written to her that they had withdrawn from the institution.

“Why continue remitting money of teachers to a savings sacco after they have pulled out” he wondered.

Speaking to Bungoma teachers who had been affected by the sacco, Omutatah who is also the Busia senator said they were summoning CS for cooperatives Simon Chelugui and TSC boss next week to shed light on the disappearance of teachers money at Metropolitan sacco .

Omutatah said the officials should tell them how teachers will recover their money from the Kiambu based sacco.

The committee assured the affected teachers that as the senate they ware out to protect all the properties belonging to Kenyans.

Hard-earned savings

“Salaries and other savings is the teachers’ property and we must protect it. We will not allow their hard-earned savings to be swindled around,” warned Omutatah.

He was accompanied by Bungoma senator Wafula Wakoli and his Kiambu counterpart Paul Karungo. The committee regretted that after Bungoma teachers saving over Sh7 billion with the sacco they were not able to get it back.

The members narrated to the committee how the sacco has refused to release their money despite them withdrawing from it

Let by county KUPPET chairman David Barasa the teachers accused TSC for not changing their payment point from from the sacco despite writing letters to withdrew.

“It seems TSC is working with metropolitan sacco to frustrate teachers because they have never released us whenever we pull out or they release you and later admit you back,” said  Barasa.

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