More youths continue to throng their respective chiefs’ offices in Nyandarua County, seeking recruitment into the Kazi Mtaani programme, as the Phase III entered its third day, today.
County Director of Housing, Ezekiel Muiruri, while urging chiefs to prioritize those who worked during the Second Phase and those from vulnerable families, noted that more youths had turned up to enlist for jobs, despite the online recruitment having ended several months ago.
The County received 12, 000 applications against a recruitment target of 7, 362 workers, with thousands of those turning up, having missed out on the online application, and in need of placement.
“Those who have started working are mainly drawn from the Second Phase of the National Hygiene programme and had expressed interest by applying online. The Sub-county teams are vetting the other applicants to form cohort II that will be engaged in exchange with the first cohort every nine days,” added Mr Muiruri.
Kipipiri Deputy County Commissioner (DCC), Edwin Chabari, noted that already 65 workers enlisted for the Second Phase had begun serving with the Sub-county Implementation Committee scrutinizing 632 other online applications, to determine whether they were vulnerable and keen to undertake the work.
“Already 600 youths have been recruited and divided into cohorts for the service with 21 supervisors already singled out.
“We caution the youths against drug and substance abuse as the government accords them full support, to enable them bounce back after the Covid-19 pandemic,” noted Gathanji Sub County Deputy County Commissioner, Beatrice Kang’ethe, in a report.
The recruitment exercise that continues in the 10 Sub-counties has seen 720 workers recruited from vulnerable families in North Kinangop Sub-county with Aberdare getting 631 workers, Nyandarua Central- 262, and Wanjohi- 517, among others.
Persons Living with Disability too were given priority in the recruitment, with 11 turning up for recruitment at Gichungo Locational Chief’s office.
“About 320 turned up seeking to enlist at Gichungo Location, though they have never worked before, neither did they apply online,” added Nyandarua Central DCC, George Matundura.
Area County Commissioner, Amos Mariba, while calling for speedy recruitment and timely filing of daily reports, urged the Implementation Committees to adhere to the laid down guidelines on recruitment.