The government through the ministry of Public Service and Special Programmes has announced a disbursement of Ksh 8.9 billion aimed at cushioning the elderly, orphans and people living with disabilities.

According to the CS in the ministry of public service and special programmes, Margaret Kibia, the funds will be deposited to Inua Jamii beneficiaries through the six contracted banks; Cooperative Bank, Equity Bank, Kenya Commercial Bank, Post Bank, Kenya Women Finance Trust and National Bank.

Each beneficiary will receive Ksh 8000 which is payment for March, April, May and June 2022.

The Inua Jamii programme is a flagship program by the government that acts as a safety net for various vulnerable groups which include the elderly, orphans, people living with disabilities and poor families living in arid areas. Payment is done every two months.

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Featured Image: Past registration exercise for the Inua Jamii program. Image source| Kenya News Agency.