The Inua Jamii Cash Transfer Program is a government initiative aimed at providing cash transfer payments to vulnerable groups in the society, such as the elderly, orphans, and persons living with disabilities.
The program was launched in 2007 and has been instrumental in improving the lives of many vulnerable Kenyans.
Inua Jamii 2023 payment
However, the recent delay in payment has caused concern among beneficiaries who have not received their payments for the November- December 2022, and January-February 2023 payment cycle.
The delay has been attributed to a lack of funds, with the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection citing that the Treasury has not yet disbursed funds for the exercise.
Additionally, the increase in the number of beneficiaries has put a strain on the program’s resources, with the Ministry estimating that around ksh 10 billion will be required to facilitate payment to all beneficiaries.
The payment is done through the six contracted PSPs, namely KCB Bank, Equity Bank, KWFT Bank, National Bank, Cooperative Bank and Post Bank.
In response to the delay, the Ministry is working on legislation that will allow for swift payment of beneficiaries on a monthly basis.
Additionally, there are plans to increase the monthly stipend from ksh 2000 to a higher amount to help beneficiaries cope with rising living costs.
Overall, the Inua Jamii Cash Transfer Program has been a crucial lifeline for many vulnerable Kenyans, providing much-needed support to those who would otherwise struggle to make ends meet.
However, the recent delay in payment of Inua Jamii 2023 highlights the need for adequate funding and a more efficient payment system to ensure that beneficiaries receive their payments in a timely and consistent manner