The effect of older persons cash transfer programme on the elderly in Westlands sub-county, Nairobi city county
Mwanzia, Priscillah M
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The purpose of the study was to explore the impact of the Older Persons Cash Transfer Programme on the elderly in Westlands Sub-county, Nairobi City County. The case study method was used to conduct the research. The Data were collected using structured interviews, key informant interviews, focus group discussions and direct observation. The study revealed that older persons’ cash transfer programme has little impact on the livelihood of the older persons because the money is little and not given on time. The study also revealed that not all deserving elderly persons benefit from the cash transfer since there are many aged people who do not benefit since their children are working yet their children do not support them. The study recommends that implementing agencies for the cash transfer programme need to fully operationalize the principles of equality and inclusion of all the elderly from the age of 65 years and above. They should also roll out an intensive well-coordinated public education programme to sensitize the communities, administrators and all other stakeholders of the objects, value and process of implementation of the cash transfer programme.