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Fresh listing required to capture new applicants for the elderly kitty

Fresh listing of elderly people receiving government’s bi-monthly stipend is required to capture the many who missed out on the first registration in Nyandarua County.
Governor Francis Kimemia, while regretting that many needy elderly persons had missed out on stipends promised to conduct a census to determine how many old people were not getting the money.
He promised to forward to national government the list after the census.
“Everywhere I go in the villages there are complaints that elderly people are not getting the money and we need to find out what is happening,” said Kimemia.
The governor said there is a possibility the money was going to the wrong people in the County, hence the need to carry out an audit of the money and the beneficiaries.
The governor spoke over the weekend when he led other county officials in distributing blankets and Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) meko gas cookers to the elderly in Shamata Ward, Aberdare sub County.
The area that has been managed by the Nyandarua North Social Development Office, has a number of elderly persons not enrolled in the Inua Jamii programme. The office has in the past admitted that a register was lost, during registration, locking out several elderly persons.
Outgoing County Commissioner Boaz Cherutich said about Shs.346million had been disbursed in the first half of this year for orphans, the disabled and elderly persons through the Inua Jamii programme.
By Anne Sabuni

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