At least 3,450 people with disabilities (PWDs) have been registered in Makueni County in the last month as part of a scale-up exercise under the Inua Jamii Programme. This represents 37,023 additional beneficiaries of the program.
Other groups include Older Persons (OPs) at 27,197, Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) 6,376 respectively.
The revelations were made on Tuesday by County Coordinator for Social Development Mr. Daniel Kitheka in his Wote office where he said that a total 66,250 has been scaled up from 29,227 beneficiaries who are now enlisted in the cash transfer programme.
“The new beneficiaries were registered by our officers at either Sub-County or at chief’s offices across the County,” said Kitheka while speaking to KNA.
He observed that the next step will now be that the beneficiaries will be enrolled to ensure they open accounts either with Equity, KCB, Cooperative, Post Bank, National Bank and Kenya Women Microfinance.
The coordinator disclosed the number of newly registered beneficiaries as per constituency are Makueni 8,159, Mbooni 8,328, Kibwezi West 6,298, Kaiti 5,403, Kibwezi East 4,659 and Kilome 4,176 respectively.