Civil servants have been advised to prepare adequately and in advance for their retirement to avoid surprises when the time to retire comes.
Former Assistant Director of Information, Peter Chepkwony, said that retirement is a must for any employee and was necessary to plan for it.
People must get prepared in advance for retirement. Don’t wait until you get a retirement notice to start planning for the inevitable. It will be too late,” he advised.
Mr. Chepkwony was speaking during a farewell party for two officers proceeding on retirement from Kabarnet Information Office.
The two officers Paul Boiwo, Senior Supervisor and Haron Cherutich will be leaving the service end of this month after attaining the mandatory retirement age of 60 years. The two served the government for more than 30 years.
The former Assistant Director advised the two to engage in meaningful activities once they retire and invest their pension money wisely so as to support themselves and their families financially.
He urged them to consider putting part of their retirement package in viable local saving societies in order to earn dividends to supplement their farm generated incomes.
Mr. Chepkwony described the two officers as dedicated, deligent and hardworking officers who had good working relationship with their colleagues in office and asked them to continue with the same spirit even as they retire from government service.
The farewell party held at a resort hotel in Kerio Valley of Elgeyo Marakwet County was graced by County Information Officers, Kiptanui Cherono (Uasin Gishu) and Alice Wanjiru (Elgeyo Marakwet).
Mr. Chepkwony urged those still in service to stop relying on the pay slip as the only source of income but consider investing part of their money in economic activities that earn them extra income, saying that the move is the only sure way of growing economically.
Paul Boiywo thanked the government for the opportunity he was given to serve people of the Republic of Kenya, stating that he was going home a happy man after putting in 38 years of service.
Source: Kenya News Agency