The Government last year announced a plan to enroll all senior citizens aged 70 years and above into a Cash Transfer Programme, including providing them with a health cover through the National Hospital Insurance Fund.
Consequently, the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, through State Department of Social Protection, Pensions and Senior Citizens embarked on a country-wide exercise to register all vulnerable senior citizens of 70 years between July and August 2017 and a total of 523,129 new beneficiaries were successfully registered. Last month, the Ministry carried out a validation exercise that led to account opening for the elder persons whose details were verified.
The Ministry is pleased to invite the media to cover the Official Launch of Inua Jamii Older Persons Payment process which will see the newly registered older persons receive payments for the first time. The event will be presided over by H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta
What: Official Launch of Inua JamiiOlder Persons Payment process
When:Monday, May 2, 2018, from 8:00 am to 10 am.
Where:Tigania East, Meru County
Who: Chief Guest will be H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta accompaniedthe Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection Hon. Ambassador UkurYatani.
There will be various opportunities for media interviews and photography.
For more information please contact
Mr.George Nyakundi, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection; Cell: 0720 837119
About the National Safety Net Programme (InuaJamii)
- The NSNP (InuaJamii) is an initiative of the Government of Kenya aimed at improving lives of poor and vulnerable members of the society through monthly cash transfers.
- The NSNP consists of four government cash transfer programmes namely: Cash transfer Programme for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (CT-OVC), Older Persons Cash Transfer (OPCT), Persons with Severe Disabilities Cash transfer (PWSD-CT) and the Hunger Safety Net Programme (HSNP).
- The government cash transfer programmes have changed the lives of many among poor and vulnerable groups including older persons, orphans and vulnerable children and persons with severe disabilities.
- Over 800,000 households are currently benefiting from the cash transfer programmes.
- The project costs the government over Kshs. 21 billion annually
- Last year the eligibility criteria for Older Persons Cash Transfer (OPCT) was enhanced to capture all Senior Citizens of 70 years and above.