Labour and Social Protection Cabinet Secretary Florence Bore has described the revamped Inua Jamii Program as a success story.
The CS said recent reforms have ensured millions of vulnerable Kenyans access their monthly stipends through Mpesa on time.
Speaking to the UDA media,the CS said past delay in disbursement of funds were a thing of the past.
“The reforms spearheaded by the President have ensured the program is one of success stories by the Kenya Kwanza Government,”she said.
The CS said the directive has greatly benefited many Kenyans at the bottom of the pyramid.
Ms Bore said over 1.9 million Kenyans are under the program,an increase from 1.2 million when the Kenya Kwanza took over Government.
The CS said a bill before parliament will enable more monetary benefits to citizens aged 70 years and above
“The Social Assistance Fund Bill will enable more funds to support elderly Kenyans with no pensions or other means of earnings,”she said.
On labour migration,the CS said the sector has been streamlined to ensure safety of Kenyans working abroad.
The National Employment Authority has been mandated to address issues of migrant workers in conjunction with foreign partners.
The authority will follow up on contracts,employment terms,training and salaries of the workers
A labor migration bill is already in parliament and once passed will ensure safety and orderly employment of Kenyans abroad
She said the ministry has rid off rogue agencies where out of initial 1000 agencies only 491 are currently licenced.
“The workers in distress abroad have significantly reduced,”she said.
She said employment agencies will be held into account if workers interests and rights are infringed while working abroad.
Ms Bore said the president has secured millions of jobs abroad and urged youths to check on relevant government and ministries websites.