The Kenyan government has allocated Ksh.8.9 billion for supporting the towards elderly, orphans and persons with severe disabilities. Margret Kobia, the Cabinet Secretary Public Service and Special Programmes, said that over one million people are expected to get the money to cushion their needs. A statement issued on Friday, stated that the money is to be deposited in the beneficiaries accounts from Monday.
“The funds have been credited to the accounts of 1067805 Inua Jamii beneficiaries with payment expected to start on January 18, 2022,” remarked 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.”
Out of the total money disbursed, Ksh.8.5 billion will be directed to the Inua Jamii Programme, CS Kobia stated. This money ensures those exposed to vulnerable conditions get a little support.
She added that Ksh.13 million shillings will be disbursed to the Nutrition Improvements through Cash and Health Education (NICHE) program and Ksh.400 million will be allocated to the Presidential Secondary School Bursary. The legal beneficiaries are expected to earn Ksh.8,000 for March,April,May and June respectively.
Beneficiaries are also set to receive Ksh.8,000 as payment for months of March, April, May and June 2022. The CS stated that the money will be in banks for the next months this avoid the overcrowding in banks.
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