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The government has announced over 270,000 new Kazi Mtaani jobs that are up for grabs, this is following the success of the first Kazi Mtaani program that saw over 26,000 Kenyan youths get employed.
The first face saw the program rolled out in eight counties among them Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kiambu, Kilifi, Mandera and Kwale.
The program was deemed much successful following the reduction of crime rate in the above areas. This is because youths were kept engaged and got paid in the process.
Following the success, the government has decided to set aside Ksh.10 billion for the second phase. The program has been expanded to all the 47 counties in Kenya.
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“In phase one, we engaged about 26,000 youth, we want to multiply that 10 times and we are going to have 270,000 youths,” One of the Project representative confirmed.
“The Kazi Mtaani Program has created more than we bargained for. Some of the things we were not focusing on was the reduction in crime. I have been made to understand that the level of crime has gone down with the fact that our youth are now engaged,” he stated.
Eligibility For the Job
For one to be eligible for the available jobs, one must ;
- Be a Kenyan youth aged between 18 to 35 years
- Be a holder of a valid Identity card
- Possess a certificate of good conduct
- Be resident within they area they make applications
Possessing an KCSE or a KCPE certificate is an added advantage.
Vacancies for both skilled and unskilled individuals are available.
To apply, interested individuals are required to present their applications to the assistant chiefs of the area in which they live.
Currently, enlisted workers from Nairobi, Kisumu, and Mombasa earn a daily wage of Kshs. 653.10 while workers from all other municipalities earn a daily wage of Kshs. 600.00 per day. The wages are guided by the Wage Order of 2018.
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The recruitment is done through a grass-root selection committee that is tasked with identifying suitable workers. Members of the committee comprise of:
National government administration Officers (NGAO)
Informal settlement leaders
Settlement Executive Committees (SEGs)
The program is an initiative of the national government under the ministry of interior. The program was started to cushion Kenyan youths who have no jobs to have a source of income during this difficult time of Covid-19 pandemic.