National Safety Net Program

Older Persons Cash Transfer (OPCT)

The Older Persons Cash Transfer (OPCT) was started in 2007.

It started as a pilot in 3 districts, in Thika and Nyando and later implemented in Busia, under the Rapid Response Initiative (RRI)-2007.

It is funded by the Government of Kenya.


To provide regular and predictable cash transfer to poor and vulnerable older persons (65 years and above) in identified deserving households.


OPCT is a national programme and currently covers 203,011 households (FY 2015/16).


  • Older persons must be 65 years and above
  • Must be poor and vulnerable
  • Beneficiary/Household must not be enrolled in any other Cash Transfer programme
  • A member of the household must not be receiving any pension and/or regular income
  • A member of the household must not be in any gainful employment

Amount paid

KES 2,000 per household per month delivered every two months through appointed payment agent - currently the Equity Bank and Kenya Commercial Bank.

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