People above 70 years of age should register for the Inua Jamii cash transfer programme by the August 1 deadline so they do not become beggars.
The government aims to register 850,000 people, Foreign Affairs CS Amina Mohamed said on Wednesday during the programme launch in Kisumu.
She said the state wants to provide for them through the programme.
The department targets 12,200 beneficiaries in Kisumu county, but only 4,000 have been registered so far.
“The government is keen to make sure that our older persons live dignified lives,” Mohamed said. “We are grateful for President Uhuru Kenyatta for ensuring that the old people do not turn into beggars and they have their own cash.”
The elderly persons currently being registered are expected to start receiving their stipends in January 2018.
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