Kazi Mtaani News – Vaccination key to 2021 Recruitment
• Housing and Urban Development PS Charles Hinga on Friday announced youths will be required to show evidence of the vaccination.
• “You must show evidence that you have received at least one jab (if two jabs are required) and this is key to recruitment,” he said.
Anyone seeking Kazi Mtaani jobs will now have to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
“You must show evidence that you have received at least one jab (if two jabs are required) and this is key to recruitment,” he said.
For the 1,028,904 youths who have already registered for the programme, Hinga urged the youths to go get the vaccine before the programme starts next month.
This comes barely a week after Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that people seeking in-person government services will be required to produce a Covid-19 certificate effective December 21.
Among the government services that unvaccinated Kenyans will be locked out from include education, National Transport Service Authority, Immigration, hospital and prison visitations, and port services among others.
The CS also disclosed that it will also be mandatory for all drivers, matatu conductors, boda boda riders, pilots, air hostesses and Kenyans working in the transport sector to show proof of full vaccination.
Data from the State Department of Housing and Urban Development seen by the Star on Friday highlights that on a daily average, 128,613 people are registering for the Kazi Mtaani programme.
In terms of county registration, 19,053 youths on average per the 47 counties are registering for the programme on a daily basis.
The data also highlights that on average per subcounty, 3,597 Kenyans are registering daily.
In terms of counties, Nairobi leads with 166,000 youths registered for the programmes followed by Kiambu at 70,600 and Nakuru with 53,500.
Last week on Friday, the government launched the Kazi Mtaani Registration website where interested persons were to register for the programme.
KMR is a mobile and web-based system developed by the Government of Kenya to register and manage Kazi Mtaani beneficiaries across the country
The online portal will ensure those interested be registered in a timely, transparent and efficient manner that will be equitable across the board.
The web application will be used to register, process the data received from the mobile application, payments and reports.
President Uhuru Kenyatta last month during Mashujaa Day promised that the National Hygiene Programme popularly known as the Kazi Mtaani would be continued because it had positively impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of youths.
The third phase is said to be robust and will be implemented in over 900 informal settlements across all 47 counties.
PS Hinga also revealed that the youths have also received extensive training on life skills such as setting up businesses, HIV/Aids prevention, mental health and counselling, and basic skills in masonry and carpentry.
Last month, it was announced that aleast 3,400 youths will be enrolled in the Kazi Mtaani Phase Three programme to support malaria control efforts across the county.
“On Malaria army we have a program where we will train & equip you to spray pools of water to kill mosquitoes eggs and larva & fumigate homes where mature mozis are in malaria-prone areas. In some areas we will use drones to spray,” Hinga added
On construction, the PS highlighted that they will work either as skilled (mason, plumber etc) or unskilled.
“You’ll work under a master builder, you’ll be trained (apprenticeship), you’ll get NITA Accredited & NCA Certified. After KM you’ll now be employable.,” Hinga added.