Uhuru's 'Inua Jamii' Project Being Studied in 8 Countries
President Uhuru Kenyatta's Inua Jamii project is reportedly now a case study in eight countries.
According to Labour and Social Protection CS Ukur Yatani, the country's cash transfer program has been a huge success.
To highlight the admiration that the project has received, the CS indicated that there have been benchmarking missions by Bangladesh, Lesotho, Indonesia, India, Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda and Tanzania.
China has also reportedly sent a letter requesting an opportunity to review Kenya's Inua Jamii program with an aim of implementing it.
"Inua Jamii program is one of the flashy programs under the social pillar of Vision 2030," CS Yatani stated.
Beneficiaries of the program get a monthly Ksh 2,000 stipend with the national payment program mostly targeting persons aged 70 years and above.
The project's milestones include cash transfer to 350,000 vulnerable children and orphans, 833,000 elderly person, and 47,000 persons with severe disabilities.
At its inauguration in 2013, the program benefited 226,000 people with the number tremendously increasing to 1.3 million in 2019.
Besides, the funding to the program has increased from Ksh6 billion in 2013 to the current Ksh26 billion with a total of Ksh104 billion disbursed during the period.
"This has involved efforts from the development partners and other stakeholders. The program has given the much envied regional leadership position," the CS added.
CS Yatani indicated that the program had received remarkable support from World Bank, DFID, UNICEF, FAO and WFP.
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