The ongoing nationwide Inua Jamii registration initiative, now in its second week, has seen the government exceed its initial target of 700,000 registrations. Labour Cabinet Secretary Florence Bore, who conducted field inspections in Uasin Gishu County on Wednesday, revealed that as of September 12, 2023, a total of 718,103 new beneficiaries have been enrolled in the Inua Jamii program. Despite reaching the expected goal, Bore emphasized that the registration process will continue until the end of the month.
CS Bore highlighted the government’s commitment to expanding the Inua Jamii program from the current 1.2 million beneficiaries to 2.5 million, describing it as a vital aspect of social protection aimed at enhancing the well-being of vulnerable community members.
She further explained that her visits to grassroots locations serve not only to oversee the registration but also to listen to people’s feedback and address any concerns they may have regarding the process. Also present during the inspection in Uasin Gishu County was Harun Hassan, the Executive Director for the National Council for Persons with Disabilities.
Previously, on Monday, the government had successfully registered 601,539 Kenyans for the Inua Jamii program, surpassing the target of 700,000 set for the fresh enrollment drive that began on Friday in various parts of the country. While inspecting the registration process in Nyeri on Monday, Labour CS Florence Bore expressed satisfaction with the impressive turnout and assured that more individuals would be enrolled before the initiative concludes at the end of the month.
Currently, the Inua Jamii program provides assistance to over 1.2 million Kenyans, including 353,000 orphans and vulnerable children, 833,129 elderly citizens, and 47,000 individuals with severe disabilities throughout the nation.