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Support towards elderly persons and how it impacts their living conditions: the case of Makueni County, Kenya 


Despite modernism challenges, the elderly must be given opportunities and support to live a dignified life. Sub-Saharan Africa’s elderly population is projected to expand from 43 million in 2010 to 67 million by 2025 and 200 million by 2050. The study investigated how stakeholders’ assistance affects Makueni County’s elderly. The study was descriptive and targeted the elderly where 12 senior citizens and 30 community stakeholders from Makueni County’s six sub-counties were chosen through purposive sampling. The researcher examined and interpreted the data in tables. The study found that family gave the highest support followed by the cash transfer program assistance. Further, the study found that the church and community also gave some form of assistance to the elderly. In conclusion, there is need to enhance this support through policy adjustments advocacy and community education to create awareness on this social issue.


age, political, living conditions