•Nairobi recorded the highest number of registrations with 179,000, Kiambu 78,000 and Nakuru 60,000.
•Elgeyo Marakwet recorded the lowest with 8,036, Lamu 8,105 and Samburu 9,679.
At least 1.2 million youths have registered for the Kazi Mtaani phase three programme as the government ends the two-weeks exercise.
Nairobi recorded the highest number of registrations with 179,000, Kiambu 78,000 and Nakuru 60,000.
Elgeyo Marakwet recorded the lowest with 8,036, Lamu 8,105 and Samburu 9,679.
The latest data from the State Department of Housing shows that on a daily average 77,259 people registered for the programme.
In counties, 24,657 youths registered daily.
Registration started on November 19, when the government launched the Kazi Mtaani registration website.
The website is a mobile and web-based system developed by the government 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.
Housing and Urban Development PS Charles Hinga said the registered youths should use the remaining period to verify the details they submitted in the portal.
“Now we move to the validation process. On the same registration page there is a new link to verify your registration You can edit info in case you made a mistake or captured the wrong ward,” he said.
Earlier on, Hinga said anyone seeking Kazi Mtaani jobs will have to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
The PS said youths will be required to show evidence of vaccination.
“You must prove that you have received at least one jab (if two jabs are required) and this is key to recruitment,” he said.
This was 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, prison visitations and port services among others.
The CS said it will 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.
President Uhuru Kenyatta last month during Mashujaa Day promised that the Kazi Mtaani will continue because it had positively impacted youths.
The third phase is said to be robust and will be implemented in over 900 informal settlements across all 47 counties.
It will end in June 2022.
Hinga said the youths have been trained on setting up businesses, HIV/AIDs prevention, mental health, counselling and basic skills in masonry and carpentry.
In October, the state announced that at least 3,400 youths will be enrolled in the Kazi Mtaani phase three programme to support malaria control efforts across the country.
“On Malaria army we have a programme where we will train and equip you to spray pools of water to kill mosquitoes eggs, larva and fumigate homes in malaria-prone areas. In some areas we will use drones to spray,” Hinga said
On construction, the PS said they will work either as skilled (mason, plumber or unskilled.
“You’ll work under a master builder, be trained (apprenticeship), get NITA accredited and NCA certified. After the programme you’ll now be employable,” he said.
Edited by Kiilu Damaris