Home > Counties > Homa-Bay > Anger as beneficiaries omitted from cash transfer

Anger as beneficiaries omitted from cash transfer

A section of people living with disabilities in Homa Bay County are crying foul after being left out from the ongoing payments under Inua Jamii Programme.
Speaking to KNA in Homa Bay town, one of the victims Margaret Awino Otoi said she lost her card in June 2018 and up to date nothing has been done by the officer in charge of the programme.
Awino added that she has been going to the Labour and Social Protection offices from mid-last year to follow up her transfer into the programme but every time, she is referred to the bank yet she had no bank account.
Her sentiments were also echoed by Mary Bware who said she has been benefiting from the programme until recently when she was told that her case is not severe.
Bware appealed to the government to consider their plight saying their livelihood was pegged on the cash transfer programme.
In response to their claims, Homa Bay County Disability Service officer with National Council for Persons with Disability Ruth Oyier said that during the migration process, the government only retained people with severe disabilities thus the blind, the deaf, dump and mentally challenged.
She called on those people who have been left out from the programme to form groups and register them under economic empowerment programme so that they could get grants to empower them economically.
The government had set aside Sh12.3 billion for the cash transfer programme that commenced this morning countrywide.
The programme is going to benefit a total of 1,030,822 people with disabilities in the country with each beneficiary pocketing Sh12, 000.
By Alloyce Kagame/ Davis Langat

Leave a Reply