Inua jamii latest payment

Inua Jamii is a Government cash transfer programme that supports the most vulnerable members of the community by providing them with a stipend to cushion them from poverty and hunger with the aim of improving their lives.

The programme targets:

• Orphans and Vulnerable Children
• Older Persons
• Persons with Severe Disabilities

On the other hand, Nutrition Improvement through Cash and Health Education (NICHE)  on is a complimentary intervention that combines social protection, nutrition, and child protection programming. The project is being implemented in five (5) ASAL counties of Kitui, Kilifi, Marsabit, Turkana and West Pokot.

It targets Inua Jamii and Hunger Safety Net Programme (HSNP) beneficiaries’ households with children under two years old and pregnant mothers.

A household with one child under 24 months or a pregnant mother will receive a minimum of Ksh.500 per month whereas a household with more than one child under 24 months and/ or more than one pregnant mother will receive a maximum of Ksh. 1,000 per month.

The payments are done on a monthly basis through six contracted banks: Cooperative Bank, Equity Bank, Kenya Commercial Bank, Kenya Women Microfinance Bank, National Bank of Kenya and PostBank.

The Inua Jamii Programme is a Government-funded initiative designed to provide monthly stipends to vulnerable citizens in Kenya, including orphans and vulnerable children, older persons, and households caring for individuals with severe disabilities.

The programme aims to alleviate poverty and improve the well-being of those in need in line with the Government’s Bottom Up Transformation Agenda (BETA).

The Inua Jamii Programme comprises three initiatives:

1. Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children: Providing essential support to households with one or more orphans and vulnerable children, as well as households with chronically ill caregivers.

2. Older Persons Cash Transfer: Extending assistance to Kenyan citizens aged 70 years and above who do not receive a pension.

3. Persons with Severe Disabilities Cash Transfer: Aiding households that care for individuals with severe disabilities, characterized by a need for permanent care and support.

Registration for the new beneficiaries usually takes place at Sub-County Social Development and Sub-County Children Services offices or at venues designated by Sub-county officers in consultation with National Government Administration Officers.

During registration, eligible individuals and caregivers must present valid original National
Identification Cards, and copies of necessary documents for their respective programmes.

The government has already moved to pay the cash transfer on a monthly basis as directed by His Excellency the President.


1. Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (CT-OVC) is for:

i. An extremely poor household with one or more orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) as a permanent member;

ii. A household with a caregiver who is chronically ill and/or unable to per- form his/her ordinary duties; and

iii. A household not benefiting from any other government cash transfer pro- gramme with exception of older person cash transfer.

iv. Must be a Kenyan citizen.

2. Older Person Cash Transfer (OPCT) is for an older person who is :

i. A Kenyan citizen, aged 70 years and above;
ii. Must have a valid Kenyan ID; and
iii. Not receiving pension.

3. Persons with Severe Disabilities Cash Transfer (PWSD-CT) is for

i. A household with a person with severe disabilities;
ii. A household not benefiting from any other government cash transfer with exception of older person cash transfer programme;
iii. The beneficiary must be a Kenyan citizen.

Severe disability means a person who requires permanent (24-hour) care and support including feeding, toiletry and protection from danger from themselves, other persons or the environment by a caregiver.

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