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Cash transfer to the elderly isn't working

By Jackson Mesocho | December 29th 2015

I pray that as 2015 comes to a close, Kenyans and especially the media may help this nation rediscover itself or rather help us get our priorities right.

Politics in this country contributes the least to our GDP yet we give it prime space in our media. In the process we have torn the very fabric that holds us together as a country. How I wish we could concentrate on things like social security for our people, have a national debate on the same so that we can secure the future of our people especially those in their sunset years.

A country that is grappling with economic challenges cannot survive on cash transfers to the elderly. I believe we can do better by dealing with cause rather than symptoms of the problem. Every Kenyan should save during his youthful years so that in old age you can enjoy your savings without having to rely on charity.

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