The government on Monday started paying over Sh41 million to 5, 882 Inua Jamii beneficiaries in Mwala sub county.
Area Gender and Social Development Officer Francis Musyoki said the beneficiaries include 5,101 older persons, 649 Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) and 132 Persons With Severe Disabilities (PWSD) under the cash transfer social protection programme.
Musyoki said each beneficiary will receive a total of Sh8, 000 in arrears for four months. “The money is for the July – August and September -October cycles. Beneficiaries receive a monthly stipend of Sh2, 000,” he said.
Speaking to KNA at his office, the gender and social development officer said the money has been wired to the respective bank accounts of the beneficiaries and asked them to visit their local branches to access the money.
“The money is in the bank accounts and the beneficiaries can get it any time they need it,” added Musyoki.
He called on beneficiaries who encounter challenges while receiving the money to seek redress in his office. “In instances where beneficiaries cannot receive the money they should visit our office for assistance,” noted the gender and social development officer.
Musyoki appealed to caregivers to use the money to provide basic needs for the beneficiaries and warned against misuse. He said cases of misuse should be reported to the assistant chief or his office for necessary action.
“We urge caregivers to buy food for the beneficiaries especially during this period of drought. Fees for OVCs should also be paid to ensure that they don’t miss school,” added Musyoki.
By Roselyne Kavoo