Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya coalition party leader through the National Assembly Minority Leader Opiyo Wandayi, has thanked president William Ruto for listening to their earlier call over the disbursement of the social protection fund commonly known as Inua Jamii that had been delayed for a total of six months.
Minority Leader in the National Assembly Opiyo Wandayi and Minority Whip Junet Mohamed. Photo/Courtesy.
Taking to his official social media pages, the Ugunja constituency member of Parliament thanked the head of state, however he noted that they will be pushing for fresh demands.
According to the ODM Lawmaker, the monthly stipend of 2000 Ksh is very little that can not sustain the beneficiaries, he demanded that the money be increased to 4000, a call he says they are making on behalf of the beneficiaries.
"We thank President Ruto for listening to our New Year's call to restart the disbursement of Gov't social protection funds." The law maker posted on his official Twitter handle.
"The elderly have called for the monthly stipend to be increased to Sh 4,000 with the inclusion of widows; and we shall be demanding on their behalf." Wandayi added.
This follows government's move to release the finds that its disbursement began from Monday, January 9. Government announced that Sh8.58 billion would be distributimed to 1.07 million beneficiaries of the Programme that was initiated by former President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The funds released by the treasury is to cover for the months of July to October 2022, which are in arrears.
The money benefits orphans and vulnerable children, elderly persons and persons living with severe disabilities across the forty Seven counties within the country.
Azimio issued the demand to Ruto on 1st where they listed other more demands including the reduction of cost of living.
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