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Retargeting of severe disability cash transfer beneficiaries kicks off

By Evelyn Makena

30th August, 2021

The Government will kick off a countrywide exercise of reinstating Persons with Severe Disability Cash Transfer (PwSD- CT) beneficiaries that were left out of the Consolidated Cash Transfer Programme Management Information System (CCTP MIS) on 31, August,2021.

The exercise will be conducted through the State Department for Social Protection led by National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) in all the 47 counties across the country. “It involves…Read More


Ministry staff during the vaccination excercise carried out at the Silos Parking lot.

Ministry staff rush to comply with government vaccination directive

By Janerose Wanzira

23rd August, 2021

The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection organized for its officers to be vaccinated at the Ministry`s headquarters in compliance with a directive by the Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua.

In compliance with this directive, the first vaccination exercise by the Ministry of Labour was conducted on 11th August however not all staff were vaccinated necessitating a second roundRead More


(From Right) PS State Department for Social Protection, Mr. Nelson Marwa, PS Ministry of Health, Ms. Susan Mochache and National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) CEO, Dr. Peter Kamunyo, during the signing of the MoU on systematic access of National Safety Net Program (NSNP) beneficiaries to NHIF at the NSSF building, Nairobi. {Nicholas Nthenge}

Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between ministries of Labour and Health, and NHIF

By Teresa Moraa

10th June, 2021

The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, Ministry of Health (MoH) and National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on systematic access of National Safety Net Program (NSNP) beneficiaries to NHIF.

The MoU is a step towards the realization of the Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLIs) of the Kenya Social Economic Inclusion Project (KSEIP). KSEIP is a five year project under the State Department for Social Protection, supported by the World Bank… Read More.


The Chief Administrative Secretary at the State Department for Social Protection, Hon. Patrick Ole Ntutu, Secretary Children Services, Mr. Shem Nyakutu and Mr. Peter Kabuagi, Deputy Director for Children Services, Wednesday during the launch.

Gaps exist in the rehabilitation of children in conflict with law report shows

By Janerose Wanzira and Evelyn Makena

03rd May, 2021

There are inadequate rehabilitation programs for children in conflict with law in Kenya, a new report has shown.
The report launched last week by the Department of Children Services (DCS) under the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection highlights several gaps in the juvenile justice system that do not respond to the needs of children.

There are inadequacies particularly in rehabilitating children that were involved in terrorist activities, drugs and substance abuse and sexual offences, notes the Assessment Report on Rehabilitation and Social Reintegration Programmes Services and Practices for Children in Conflict with the Law in Kenya.

In a speech read by the Chief Administrative Secretary, State Department of Social Protection, Hon. Patrick Ole Ntutu on behalf of the Labour Cabinet Secretary…Read More


Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, Cabinet Secretary Hon. Simon Chelugui with Hon. Priscilla Nyokabi, Commissioner National Gender and Equality Commission (Right) and Dr. Joyce Mwikali, Chairperson NGEC (left) during the launch of the report.

Kenya to maintain age of consent for sex at 18, says Labour CS

By Evelyn Makena

22nd March, 2021

Cabinet Secretary, Labour and Social Protection, Simon Chelugui has said that the age of consent for sex should not be lowered from 18 years.  His stance on the issue, caps off a debate sparked in 2019 after the Court of Appeal ruled that the country revises the Sexual Offences Act, 2006 . Speaking on Wednesday last week during the launch of Minimum Age of Consent for Sex : Addressing the Dilemma report, Chelugui said that the decision not to lower the age of consent was for the best interest of the Kenyan children.  Read  More

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Zoom webinar invitation – Financing and Sustainability of Social Protection Interventions: Sailing through Covid-19 Pandemic “How can Social Protection Programmes ably respond and Sustain their Support for Vulnerable Groups?”

August 31st, 2021|0 Comments

You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Sep 2, 2021 11:00 AM Nairobi Topic: Financing and Sustainability of Social Protection Interventions: Sailing through Covid-19 Pandemic: “How can Social Protection Programmes ably respond and Sustain [...]

706, 2021

Day of the African Child. Theme : "30 years after the adoption of the charter: Accelerate Implementation of Agenda 2040 for An 'Africa Fit for Children',"

June 7th, 2021|0 Comments

DATE: 16TH JUNE, 2021 The Day of the African Child is celebrated every year on June 16th to commemorate the 16th June, 1976 students uprising in Soweto, South Africa to protest poor quality education for [...]

306, 2021

VIRTUAL WORLD COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE 2021 Community Development: Our Connectedness, Resilience and Empowerment.

June 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

DATE: June 21-23, 2021 Nairobi, Kenya. The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection in collaboration with the Association of Community Development Practitioners welcomed you to the Virtual World Community Development Conference 2021. The WCDC 2021 [...]

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