By Mukami Mbugua
The government has been challenged to consider increasing allocations to the cash transfer programme to cater for the ever increasing number of elderly people in the country.
Speaking in Juja during a forum dubbed Chapati forum, a group of local traders said a substantial number of deserving cases were being left out since the kitty was hardly enough.
It was a unique forum meant to support the less fortunate
Dubbed the chapatti forum, a brainchild of Focus a non-governmental organization, organizers of the event usually prepare chapatis and other delicacies and distribute the food to the elderly, orphaned children and other vulnerable people in the society.
Speaking during the event held at Gachororo Primary school, Juja based businessman Ken Nguma called on the government to consider increasing allocations to the cash transfer kitty in order to cater for all the deserving cases.
In an effort to increase social safety net access for extremely poor, vulnerable and the elderly in the society, the Kenyan government established the fund which was to be distributed through an effective and efficient expansion.
But even after registering commendable results, a substantial number of deserving cases has been left out.
Organizers of the event said they were seeking to use the forum to help those struggling to have a meal a day as well as unite the country.
356 elderly persons and 1500 orphaned children from 15 children homes in Juja constituency benefited from the latest forum.