EACC to audit ‘Inua Jamii’ cash transfer programme

Wednesday, March 6th, 2024 10:55 | By
Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) headquarters in Nairobi. PHOTO/EACC/Facebook

The Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) is on Wednesday set to launch a three-month compliance monitoring exercise for the government's cash transfer programme for senior citizens dubbed 'Inua Jamii'.

EACC says the audit of the multibillion programme is in line with the commission's mandate under Section 11(1)(i) of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Act, 2011.

"Under this provision, the Commission may, on its own motion, move into any state agency to monitor the agency's practices and work procedures, for the purpose of detecting and securing revision of any methods of work or procedures found to be conducive to corruption," the anti-graft agency said in a statement on Wednesday.

The launch, slated for 2:30 pm, will be officiated by EACC Commissioner Col (Rtd) Alfred Mshimba and attended by top Ministry Officials led by Principal Secretaries of the two State Departments.

"The identification of this Programme is partly informed by its great importance to the public and the huge budgetary allocation," EACC added.

Further, the commission noted that a similar exercise targeting the implementation of dam projects under the Ministry of Water and Irrigation is ongoing.

Inua Jamii

The Inua Jamii cash transfer program, under the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, is a government initiative aimed at supporting the most vulnerable members of Kenyan society by providing them with a stipend to cushion them from poverty and hunger.

The program targets orphans, vulnerable children, senior citizens and those with severe cases of disabilities.

Beneficiaries are eligible for Ksh2,000 per month and receive Ksh4,000 bi-monthly.

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