Over 6, 000 youth to benefit from third phase of Kazi Mtaani in Narok

About 6,191 young people in Narok county have benefited from the third phase of the National Hygiene Program (NHP) dubbed Kazi Mtaani.

The program launched at the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) nursery bed by the Narok County Commissioner Isaac Masinde is set to benefit the most vulnerable youth in the eight sub counties, who will earn Sh. 455 and their supervisors Sh. 505 daily.

“The program is meant to benefit the jobless youth, single mothers and widows who struggle to earn a living. Unlike in the first and second phases where the beneficiaries were selected from the slums, in the current program the beneficiaries are drawn from all parts of the county,” he said.

He said about 11, 188 people had applied for the program online while others had presented their applications in hard copies to the chiefs.

“Those recruited must be between 18 and 35 years old, however, single mothers, persons living with disability and widows have no age limit,” said the commissioner.

Among the works the youth will be involved in is of bushes, planting trees, cleaning drainages and collecting garbage along the road and trading centers.

Those recruited will also benefit from a session of trainings which will include health, finance, cultural and government programs available to boost them financially.

The beneficiaries must have a registered Safaricom line whose details matche with the Identification card and they should not be benefiting from any other cash transfer program.

Narok South got the lion’s share of those who benefited taking 1, 230 followed by Narok Central that got 1,050 beneficiaries.

Others are Narok East (720) Narok West (600) Trans Mara West (809), Trans Mara South (450) and Trans Mara East (600).

Kazi Mtaani was first designed in June 2020 to cushion the most vulnerable but able- bodied citizens living in informal settlements from the effects of Covid -19 Pandemic.

The program is spearheaded by the State Department of Housing and funded by the Government of Kenya. The third phase is running from June to August and is expected to cost the taxpayer approximately Sh. 4.8 billion.

Narok North Police commander Fred Shiundu asked the youth to take advantage of the program to develop themselves financially and support their families.

He recalled that during the implementation of the first and second phase, the rate of crime decreased in the county as most youth were busy in the program.



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