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UFAA urged to fast-track payment of claims

A group of people from Tana North, Tana River County are calling on the Unclaimed Financial Assets Authority (UFAA) to fast-track the process of paying their dues which have been transferred to them by different institutions.

Among the benefits they are asking to be paid include bank account savings, Sacco and Insurance investments, and the dividends accumulated over the years.

Led by Hassan Kurawa, the group said that they started the process of reclaiming their assets in 2020 but have not been successful to date.

“In Tana North, we had 113 people with pending claims with UFAA. Unfortunately, some of them have passed on and their next of kin will have to start the process afresh which is very tedious,” Kurawa said.

Johora Omar Guyo who retired as a teacher in 2020 is claiming her Sacco shares and dividends for herself and her late husband who was a chief.

“My late husband was a chief and had shares in a Sacco which operates rental houses business. We only got his shares but we have not been able to get the dividends that he deserved,” she said.

“We want the government to fast-track the process so that we can receive our claims because we have children who are depending on us for school fees and other needs,” she added.

By Erick Kyalo

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