Nakuru,Kenya, Jan 9- The nationwide payment of cash to 1,072,226 Inua Jamii Cash Transfer beneficiaries has kicked off.
The beneficiaries in Nakuru County arrived at the County Commissioner Grounds as early as 6 am to receive their stipends.
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The KCB kicked off the payment process at 8 am. The officials say the exercise is slow because of the sorting of new ATM cards and their Pins, and search and issuance of the new cards to the respective owners.
The issuance process involves;
i) Picking the ID card or old Bank card from the beneficiary
ii) Searching for the new ATM Card and Pin
iii) Issuance of the New card and pin to beneficiary,and
iv) Withdrawing of the KSh 8,000
The Beneficiaries with old cards ( who have not renewed their accounts) are advised to visit Social Development Sub County offices to be issued with Bank Introduction letters for renewal of their accounts,failure to which they will be permanently exited from the Inua Jamii Cash Transfer programme.
The other five banks, Cooperative Bank, Equity Bank,Kenya Women Microfinance Bank, National Bank of Kenya and PostBank are disbursing funds to beneficiaries over the counter.
The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection last week released Ksh8.6 Billion for payment of 1,072,226 beneficiaries enrolled in the Inua Jamii programme, and 11.2 million for NICHE
The funds were credited to the accounts of beneficiaries who will each receive KSh. 8,000 being payment for July-August 2022 and SeptemberOctober 2022 payment cycles.
The Ministry also released a further Ksh.11.2 Million for Nutrition Improvement through Cash and Health Education (NICHE), which is a complimentary programme.
What is Inua Jamii?
Inua Jamii is the Government of Kenya’s (GoK’s) flagship National Safety Net Program (NSNP) for the beneficiaries of:
i. Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (CT-OVC)
ii. Older Persons Cash Transfer (OPCT).
iii. Persons with Severe Disabilities Cash Transfer (PWSD-CT)
iv. Hunger Safety Net Programme (HSNP)
The objective of Inua Jamii is to uplift the lives of poor and vulnerable citizens of Kenya through regular and reliable bi-monthly cash transfers.
What is the value of cash transfer amount paid to the household or beneficiary?
• KSh 2,000 per month (KSh 4,000 is paid bi-monthly) to CT-OVC, OPCT and PWSD-CT beneficiaries or households.
• KSh 5,400 is paid bi-monthly to HSNP households.
What are the advantages of Inua Jamii?
Inua Jamii offers a common operational platform to the (above-mentioned) four cash transfer program beneficiaries to conveniently and efficiently:
i. Access their cash transfer payments on bi-monthly basis.
ii. Stay informed about their rights and responsibilities.
iii. Lodge complaints, grievances and make updates in beneficiary record and
What are the eligibility criteria of the four cash transfer programs?
i. Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (CT-OVC) is for:
• An extremely poor household with one or more OVCs as a permanent member.
• A household with a caregiver who is chronically ill and/or unable to perform his/her duties.
• A household not benefiting from any social assistance programme.
ii. Older Persons Cash Transfer (OPCT) is for an older person who is:
• A Kenyan citizen, 70 years and above
• Not receiving pension
• Not enrolled in any other cash transfer program
• Residing in a particular location for more than a year
iii. Persons with Severe Disabilities Cash Transfer (PWSD-CT) is for an extremelypoor household:
• Having a person with severe disability (PWSD), who is a Kenyan citizen.
• Not enrolled in any other cash transfer program.
• Residing in a particular location for more than a year.
iv. Hunger Safety Net Programme (HSNP) is for:
• Vulnerable and poor households of Northern Kenya, residing in the poorest
arid counties of Turkana, Marsabit, Mandera and Wajir.
How does Inua Jamii operate?
Inua Jamii is managed from the national level under Ministry of Labour and Social Protection (MLSP) and Ministry of Devolution and ASAL (MoDA).
It mainly works through the staff of local County and Sub-County offices and a network of
Beneficiary Welfare Committees (BWCs) in each location.
Additional support is provided by the local administration, including Chiefs, Assistant Chiefs and community members.
Who are the local Government officers to facilitate beneficiaries of Inua Jamii?
The officers at the County and Sub-county offices include:
• County Coordinator (CC) to provide administrative support to the sub-county
• Sub-county Officer (SCO), including Children Services Officer (CSO) and Social Development Officer (SDO) who support implementation of cash transfer programs and engagement with beneficiaries.
• Staff from Project Implementation and Learning Unit (PILU) to assist the beneficiaries of HSNP in the four counties of Turkana, Wajir, Mandera and
Marsabit. HSNP is managed by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
What is the role of Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs?
Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs act as ‘Inua Jamii ambassadors’ and ‘information resource persons’ for beneficiaries and their caregivers.
They regularly hold ‘Barazas’ to provide information on the cash transfer programs.
Specific responsibilities of Chief and Assistant Chiefs include:
i. Provide security to the program implementers during various program
How does Inua Jamii identify eligible beneficiaries?
Inua Jamii cash transfer beneficiaries are identified through an objective and transparent process that includes:
i. Community sensitization through Barazas and engagement activities.
ii. Mobilization of the potential beneficiaries to inform them about the eligibility criteria of a particular cash transfer program.
iii. Registration, validation and confirmation of eligible beneficiaries.
iv. Enrolment of eligible beneficiaries into a cash transfer program and opening of a personal Inua Jamii bank account.
v. Issuance of a payment card to receive cash transfer payments