A section of Kenyans stands to benefit from a lucrative partnership between President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government and the World Bank.
Over 15,000 targeted Kenyans are set to get Sh2000 per month for one year.
The beneficiaries will later get Sh30000 as capital to start businesses that will sustain them after the halting of the Sh2000 monthly stipend.
According to sources, the government program dubbed Kenya Social and Economic Inclusion Project (KSEIP), targets to help extremely poor Kenyans by giving them Sh2000 for 12 months.
The beneficiaries are within the 12-month period, expected to form groups and come up with business ideas.
The respective groups will then get Sh30000 as capital to start the businesses of their choices.
Deputy Director at the State Department of Social Development Winnie Mwasiajishe said the program will be rolled out in 5 counties during testing stages.
“The program will select 1,500 persons per county during the testing period,” she said while speaking at Wote town in Makueni County.
Categories of Kenyans to get Sh30000
The programme is targeting Kenyans from extremely poor families, who will be selected by looking at their poverty levels, the prevalence of vulnerabilities like HIV/AIDs and possibilities of productive activities.
Five counties that stand to benefit are; Makueni, Muranga, Kisumu, Taita Taveta and Marsabit counties