Residents of Kakamega County have been urged to embrace the idea of saving in order to afford a decent life during their retirement. Speaking in Kakamega County during a public sensitization programme today, the Deputy Manager in the Supervision Department of the Retirement Benefits Authority (RBA) Caroline Wabwire said that a large number of Kenyans don’t prepare for retirement and therefore end up relying on their children.
Wabwire added that saving is a noble idea that any person whether self-employed or employed in an organization can embrace since it saves one from a lot of distress during their retirement period.
She also took the opportunity to assure the public that RBA, as a regulator for all saving schemes in the country, has put in place measures to ensure that the clients and their next of kin get all their benefits as required unlike in the past where one had to go round and round to get their benefits accordingly.
The RBA was on a three-day mission in Kakamega County to sensitize the public on the importance of saving for the future where they engaged the locals in cleaning the Sabatia and Mumias markets.