Kenya Gov’t Releases KSh8.7 Billion To Inua Jamii Beneficiaries

The funds, channelled through the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, will be paid out to 1,090,587 cash transfer beneficiaries starting Monday, February 22, 2021.

NAIROBI, Kenya, February 19, 2021 – The Government of Kenya has released KSh8,728,056,000 for payment to beneficiaries enrolled in the cash transfer programmes.

The funds, channelled through the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, will be paid out to 1,090,587 cash transfer beneficiaries starting Monday, February 22, 2021.

These are beneficiaries who successfully opened bank accounts for the three programmes under the Consolidated Cash Transfer Programme (CCTP) and were successfully submitted to the Consolidated Cash Transfer Management Information System (CCTP MIS).

A total of 293,688 beneficiaries enrolled in the Cash Transfer For Orphans and Vulnerable Children (CT-OVC) Programme will receive KSh2,349,716,000.00 and 762,947 beneficiaries enlisted under the Older Persons Cash Transfer (OPCT) Programme will be paid KSh6,106,684,000.00

At the same time, 33,952 beneficiaries enrolled under the Persons with Severe Disability Cash Transfer (PwSD-CT) Programme will receive KSh271,656,000.00.

Each of the beneficiaries will receive KSh8,000 to cover the September-December 2020 payment cycle.

Beneficiaries or caregivers can access the payment at any time over the next six (6) months. A beneficiary is allowed to withdraw all or a part of this amount at any time during the six-month period.

Beneficiaries will receive their payments through the contracted Payment Service Providers (PSPs). They are Co-operative Bank Ltd, Equity Bank Kenya Ltd, KCB Bank Kenya Ltd, and Kenya Post Office Savings Bank Ltd.

The beneficiaries or caregivers can collect money either from the nearest authorized bank agent of the bank where they opened their accounts; or over the counter of the nearest branch of the bank where they opened their accounts.

Beneficiaries or caregivers are required to produce their Inua Jamii payment cards and Identity card to receive the payments, and those going for payment for the first time must transact biometrically.

 

 

 

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