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Government disburses Ksh.2 billion in Inua Jamii cash to over 1 million beneficiaries

In a recent development, the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection has officially released Ksh.2,089,844,000 to beneficiaries under the Inua Jamii program.

Labour and Social Protection Cabinet Secretary Florence Bore disclosed that this amount was disbursed on Friday, accompanied by an additional Ksh.5,930,000 allocated for the Nutrition Improvement through Cash and Health Education (NICHE) complimentary initiative.

CS Bore clarified that the Inua Jamii cash had been credited to the accounts of 1,044,922 beneficiaries, each slated to receive Ksh.2,000 as part of the December 2023 payment, starting on Tuesday.

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In adherence to a presidential directive, Inua Jamii beneficiaries will now receive their stipends through the Mpesa platform.

Caregivers of Orphans and Vulnerable Children beneficiaries Cash Transfer (OVC-CT) and Persons with Severe Disabilities beneficiaries Cash Transfer (PwSD-CT) are instructed to enroll for Mpesa payments by dialing *222# using their registered Mpesa phone numbers, as stated by CS Bore.

She further mentioned, “The first phase of Mpesa payments commences for OVC-CT and PwSD-CT. Older Persons Cash Transfer (OP-CT) beneficiaries will continue to receive their funds through their bank accounts as usual.”

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Ken Maasai

Ken Wakuraya is a seasoned Journalist with official accreditation from the Media Council of Kenya, possessing extensive expertise in covering political, Entertainment, and Human interest stories.

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