The government has disbursed Ksh 8.9 billion towards cushioning orphans, the elderly and persons with severe disabilities so that they can live in dignity until their last days on earth.
Public Service and Special Programmes Cabinet Secretary Margaret Kobia, through a statement dated Friday, stated that over one million persons are set to benefit from the money which will be credited into their accounts starting Monday.
“The funds have been credited to the accounts of 1067805 Inua Jamii beneficiaries with payment expected to start on January 18, 2022,” stated Kobia.
“The Government is making this payment through the six contracted banks namely: Cooperative Bank, Equity Bank, Kenya Commercial Bank, Post Bank, Kenya Women Finance Trust and National Bank.”
The Kenyan government has decided to invest Ksh 8.5 billion into a program that will provide stipends for the poor and vulnerable groups of society, as part Inua Jamii Programme’s efforts towards mitigating economic hardships faced by these communities in order reduce reliance on charity work or other outside donations.
The government has announced that they will be donating an additional Ksh.13 million shillings towards the Nutrition Improvements through Cash and Health Education (NICHE) program while channeling 400M to Presidential Secondary School Bursaries.
Beneficiaries are also set to receive Ksh.8,000 as payment for months of March, April, May and June 2022.
Kobia further advised beneficiaries that the money will remain in their accounts for six months and thus they, as precaution against COVID-19, should not crowd banks and other payment points at once.