The country's social security programme which benefits those aged 70 and above will be rolled out starting next week. Those covered under the programme will receive a monthly stipend of 2,000 beginning next week. Unlike in the past, this cash transfer programme is universal and targets every willing elderly person within that age set.

elderly to receive health insurance cover

The government will now enrol all the 1.3 million people above the age of 70 years in the National Health Insurance Programme, Deputy President William Ruto said today.

Speaking at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies when he officially opened the second National Social Protection Conference, Mr Ruto said the step is in line with the government’s aim of achieving universal health coverage. Source

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