National Treasury


Why Kenya wants fingerprints of British pensioners

Kenya’s Parliament is demanding biometric data of British and Asian colonial civil servants, who continue to draw pensions in the country. The National Assembly says the Asians and Europeans, who retired from the colonial government to pave the way for Africans, were born in the 1930s. There is, therefore, every reason that Kenya should see their pension bill reducing. Instead, their allocations had grown from Kes100 million to Kes150 million in 2022 up to 2026. This is implying that ‘no natural attrition’ will occur over the next three years. The colonial civil servants collect their pension through Crown Agents, a British firm that recently moved…

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