Ethiopian Refugees Fraudulently Benefiting From President Uhuru’s Inua Jamii Project

  • President Uhuru with some beneficiaries during a past roll out in Tigania East, Meru Twitter
  • A group of Ethiopians has been busted for fraudulently benefiting from President Uhuru Kenyatta’s project meant for the old.

    According to Marsabit County Service Delivery Committee, the foreigners had enrolled and were benefiting from the National Safety Net Programme (NSNP).

    In the revelation, more than 20 foreigners on the payroll but without valid national identification cards were unearthed.

    A section of Kenya's elderly during a past roll out of the programme

    This revelation came after the project, duped Inua Jamii, embarked on a one-month registration exercise that sought to introduce a new payment method.

    The area social development officer Ware Qarqaba, however, revealed that the fraudsters would no longer benefit from the kitty.

    Qarqaba further explained that the new system would automatically lock them out since they did not possess Kenyan IDs required for mobilising teams to open new bank accounts.

    The government had, in November 2018, announced the intention to change the payment plan so that the programme’s beneficiaries received remittances directly.

    All the beneficiaries were expected to open new bank accounts.

    Inua Jamii programme was created by the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection to help vulnerable citizens of over 70 years access a monthly payment by the Government.

    As of April 2018, the program had enrolled over 1.2 million individuals with the majority being women.

    The applicants in that age bracket receive a stipend of Ksh 2,000 monthly with a medical cover in partnership with National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF).

    President Uhuru Kenyatta (Left in White Shirt) during the launch of the program