Why Kenya's elderly could soon be paid Sh4,500 every month

The age of the stipend will also move from 70 to 60.

The Bill also wants the amount increased from Sh2,500 to Sh4,500.

This is due to the recent rise in cost of living.

“After doing research for long, I realised that once people reach age 60, they start to suffer if they have no stable income. That is why I will have to introduce this Bill," the Member of Parliament told the press on Monday.

Should the Bill get passed, qualified holders of the National Hospital Insurance Fund will strictly use their cards to pay for health expenses in government hospitals.

According to The Star, more than 2,000 elderly persons in Cherangany Sub-County got registered for the cash transfer programme.

Kutuny led the drive where he also encouraged residents to sign up for NHiF.

He said that about 1,000 people in Cherangany have joined the program since it was kick-started in July 2017.

The MP expects to reach 10,000 people in the next two months.

“Those who registered earlier will start receiving their stipends from March this year,” he said.

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