Kilifi Residents Get Ksh256 Million Under Inua Jamii

Kilifi Residents Get Ksh256 Million Under Inua Jamii

The national government has disbursed over Ksh256- million to Inua Jamii beneficiaries covering cash transfer for four months’ stipends from September to December 2020 in Kilifi County.

Hundreds of elderly persons aged 70 years and above, People living with Severe Disabilities (PWSD) and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) have since the beginning of the week been receiving their cash stipends of Ksh8000 each from Kenya Commercial Bank, Cooperative Bank and Equity Bank respectively.

The beneficiaries for the stipends included 21, 895 older persons aged 70- years and above, 9,303 orphans and vulnerable children and 826 persons with severe disabilities (PWSD) in the county.

Older persons will cumulatively take home Ksh175, 160, 000, the orphan and vulnerable children Ksh74,424, 000 and the PWSDs Ksh6, 608, 000.

Those who turned out for verification and payments at the County Social Development offices Wednesday expressed happiness that they are earning income after a four months wait and appreciated the effort by the government to empower them despite the financial challenges cause by the Covid-19 pandemic.