Nairobi Regional Commissioner Wilson Njega addresses members of the press in his office  at Nyayo House on 21st May 2020.

The government has put 125,629 vulnerable households in Nairobi Region on social protection via cash transfer to cushion them against the adverse effects of Covid-19.

Nairobi Regional Commissioner Wilson Njega, said 382,033 people have been identified and are currently receiving Sh1000 stipends every week to help them cater for their daily subsistence.

Njega said the cash transfer is being undertaken alongside ongoing State social support programmes for vulnerable groups that include the disabled, orphans and the aged.

He said the cash assistance was previously benefiting about 21,000 people before the pandemic but addes the numbers have currently risen to 30,396.

“The government has continued to help the vulnerable in the society particularly, at this time of covid-19. The number of those being assisted was previously 21,000 but due to the pandemic it has risen to more than 30,000.

Njega hailed efforts made by various donors towards the Covid-19 emergency response saying the assistance has gone a long way in alleviating sufferings of the many affected by the pandemic, some of whom have lost sources of income and have nothing to put on the table.

The RC further encouraged all well-wishers to forward their donations through the government laid down structures including the National Government Administrative Centers (NGAC), to facilitate orderly and transparent distribution.