The special groups are categorised as the elderly, vulnerable children and people with disabilities.
Money is safeThe Government has now summoned representatives from at least four banks to explain the inconveniences. In the meeting chaired by Embu West Deputy County Commissioner Caroline Imaya and officials from the department of children services, it emerged that some banks received and updated account details for the beneficiaries when it was too late. The bank representatives, however, said the beneficiaries should not worry. Their money is safe and will be available in the next payment cycle. Ms Imaya said the banks should mobilise their staff well and ensure such inconveniences did not recur, especially with the elderly. “Banks must find a way of serving the elderly without keeping them waiting for too long. Frequent travels will make them use the money for unintended purposes,” Imaya said. Zachary Mukira, a county official, told the banks to be considerate with the elderly.