Gov’t Disburses Ksh8.6 Billion For Inua Jamii Programme

The government through the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection has released Ksh8.6 Billion for the payment of 1,072,226 beneficiaries enrolled in the Inua Jamii programme.

In a notice on Thursday, January 5, Cabinet Secretary Labour and Social Protection Florence Bore said the money will cover July-August and September-October 2022 cycles, and the disbursements will be through the contracted Payment Service Providers (PSPs).

“The Payment will begin on Monday 9, January 2023 with each beneficiary receiving Ksh8,000,” she noted.

The program targets orphans and vulnerable children; older persons, and persons with severe disabilities.

At the same time, the government has also released a further Ksh.11.2 Million for Nutrition Improvement through Cash and Health Education (NICHE), which is a complimentary programme.

NICHE, on the other hand, combines social protection, nutrition, and child protection programming.

The project is being implemented in five ASAL counties of Kitui, Kilifi, Marsabit, Turkana and West Pokot.

It targets Inua Jamii and Hunger Safety Net Programme (HSNP) beneficiaries’ households with children under two years old and pregnant mothers.

A household with one child under 24 months or a pregnant mother will receive a minimum of Ksh.500 per month whereas a household with more than one child under 24 months and/ or more than one pregnant mother will receive a maximum of Ksh. 1,000 per month.

“The 8,656 beneficiaries will comprise 4,549 and 4,016 Inua Jamii and HSNP beneficiaries respectively.”

The payments will be made through six contracted banks which include; Cooperative Bank, Equity Bank, Kenya Commercial Bank, Kenya Women Microfinance Bank, National Bank of Kenya and PostBank.