Many Kenyans are suffering as a result of the draught that has engulfed the country's dry and semi-arid regions (ASALS). According to research, there are 369,000 families in Asal counties that are severely vulnerable. These households have 734,119 people in them, according to the data. According to sources, the government is focusing on both homes and people who are on the verge of being hungry.
These impoverished family used to receive food from the government, but now they will receive cash. This new step, according to Margaret Kobia, CS of the Public Service, Youth, and Gender Affairs, will improve accountability and efficiency.
Each of the 369,000 disadvantaged households in the arid and semi-arid districts will receive Sh 3,000 under the new initiative, which is set to begin next month. A further Sh 2,000 will be given to each of the 734,119 people. Families will receive at least Sh 5,000 as a result of this.
Every two months, this money will be distributed to the needy households. Margaret Kobia stated that the government has already gathered the information, as well as the mobile phone numbers of those who will be receiving the funds. Families without phones would receive money through their area chiefs, according to her, a process that will be managed by county governments.
The government has already made available more than Sh1.5 billion to needy households, according to details. This program, which is set to begin next month, is part of the government's effort to provide relief to many struggling families in the 23 counties.
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