CS Phyllis Kandie defends cash transfer programme

Ministry of East African Community, Labour and Social Protection Cabinet Secretary Phylis Kandie addresses journalist at her office in Nairobi. She gave update on the implementation of of the 'Inua Jamii 70 Years & Above' cash transfer ongoing registration countrywide. She also refuted claims that Jubilee was using the iniative as a campaign tool. Photo/Elvis Ogina (Nairobi) July 27th,2017

Labour and Social Protection Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie has denied that the ongoing cash transfer programme for elderly Kenyans is being used to hoodwink voters ahead of the August 8 elections.

Speaking in Nairobi, the CS dismissed the claims, saying they were unsubstantiated.

 The Sh7.4 billion programme has seen 250,000 elderly persons registered and is targeting 500,000 more by the end of August.