Labour and Social Security CS Simon Chelugui has announced the final date of the government Covid relief fund for needy families.
While appearing before members of parliament, CS Chelugui stated that the weekly Sh1,000 payments will be terminated on the first week of October.
The payments have been ongoing since April following orders by President Uhuru Kenyatta which also included PAYE relief.
According to the statistics provided by CS Chelugui, 341,958 households have benefited from the government relief initiative over the last six months.
The ministry estimates that a total of Sh1.36 billion has been disbursed in the said period.
Some low-income settlements where households received the subsidy include Mathare, Kibera, Mukuru Kwa Njenga and Mukuru Kwa Reuben in Nairobi, Nyalenda in Kisumu and Banglandesh in Mombasa.
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The number of COVID-19 cases in the country rose to 28,754 on Thursday after 650 more people tested positive for the corona virus following testing of 5,768 samples.
The new cases include 631 Kenyans and 17 foreigners and are aged between 1-97 years.
In the daily briefing on the status of the pandemic in the country, Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi also announced that four more people had succumbed to the virus raising the death toll to 460. Read more…….