According to Lyn Mengich, the Salaries and Remunerations Committee (SRC) chairperson, Kenya's mandatory retirement age should stay at sixty. 

One of the key points in Lyn Mengich's argument is the potential financial burden that would be placed on the country if the retirement age was lowered. She points out that more Kenyans would become eligible for pensions, leading to a larger pensionable liability for the country. 

Lyn Mengich argues that it would be impractical to dismiss workers at a relatively young age when they still have a wealth of experience to offer in supporting the Kenyan labor force.

"The conversation should be what works for Kenya. If you say people retire at 55 it means they are pensionable at 55 yet they are people who are still productive, they can contribute effectively to the country."

This comes in response to a court petition to abolish the retirement age in both the public and private sectors. 

Nairobi-based petitioner contends that the requirement is illegal and discriminatory against senior Kenyans who want to continue working after reaching the required cap. 

As of right now, the retirement age for Kenyans is 60, and 65 for those with disabilities.