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How much does the Kenyan government budget for social assistance?

In the 2019/2020 financial year, the government allocated Ksh7.9bn for orphans and vulnerable children, Ksh16.6bn for cash transfers to elderly persons, Ksh1.1bn in cash transfer to persons with severe disability and Ksh2.3bn for the hunger safety net programme, KSh100 million to support people with albinism and KSh200 million for the National Council for Persons with Disabilities Fund.

Note: In March 2020, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the country set aside “an additional Ksh10bn to the elderly, orphans and other vulnerable members of [the] society”.

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