Beneficiaries of social protection programmes will receive the Inua Jamii social protection fund before public servants earn their June salaries.
This is according to President William Ruto who announced that the government will start disbursing Inua Jamii social protection funds before the public servants’ salaries starting June 1, 2023.
The president, while addressing a social protection conference in Nairobi on Tuesday, regretted that beneficiaries of social protection programmes have been getting their money late, sometimes up to seven months after they are due.
“I know for a very long time we have had the money being disbursed 3,4,5,6 and sometimes 7 months after they are due,” he stated.
The Head of State, therefore, noted that the disbursement, which has received a green light from the Cabinet and the Treasury, will aid in protecting the fund’s beneficiaries.
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The president was accompanied by among other leaders, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, Cabinet Secretaries Florence Bore (Labour) and Adan Duale (Defence), Council of Governor chair Anne Waiguru, Cotu boss Francis Atwoli, and representatives of UN agencies.
Ruto stated that the government has set aside Ksh.28 Billion to support the programme.
President Ruto expressed optimism that the move will propel the nation in achieving its economic transformation.
Inua Jamii is under the Social Protection support cash transfer programme and benefits Older citizens, orphans and vulnerable children, as well as people living with disability.
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