The government announced the release Sh8.5 billion as payment to 1,072,226 Inua Jamii cash transfer programme beneficiaries currently on the payroll.
Director of Social Protection Judy Tuda said Wednesday, the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection said the payment will cover the months of July, August, September and October.
Tuda said the payments will see each beneficiary get Sh8,000 disbursed through the Payment Service Providers (PSPs), beginning January 12.
She added the government will disburse an additional Sh8.4 million as complimentary top ups to 4,549 beneficiaries of the Nutrition Improvement through Cash and Health Education (NICHE).
It comes in the wake of concerns about delays in the release of the funds with the department of social protection saying that the delay had been occasioned by the National Treasury after the Kenya Kwanza administration took over office.
The Inua Jamii programme under the Ministry of Labour targets orphans and vulnerable children; older persons and persons with severe disabilities.
Under the Inua Jamii programme, the beneficiaries are eligible to a Sh2000 monthly stipend.