(Photos) Kibera youth take part in Kazi Mtaani for upkeep

Programme aims to employ youths to clean up the environment and improve sanitation and hygiene.

In Summary

• Kazi Mtaani is a government programme designed to cushion the most vulnerable but able-bodied citizens living in informal settlements from the effects of coronavirus.

• In its second phase at least 300,000 youths across all 47 counties will be enrolled to the programme unlike the first phase which was being piloted in eight counties. 

Kibera youths at Makina on 16th July 2020, participate in cleaning the streets with no proper protective gears to secure livelihoods amid the Coronavirus pandemic. .
Kibera youths at Makina on 16th July 2020, participate in cleaning the streets with no proper protective gears to secure livelihoods amid the Coronavirus pandemic. .
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

A section of youth from Kibera on Thursday participated in cleaning streets through the National Hygiene Programme (NHP), dubbed Kazi Mtaani.

Kazi Mtaani is a government programme designed to cushion the most vulnerable citizens living in informal settlements from the effects of coronavirus.

In its second phase, at least 300,000 youths across all 47 counties will be enrolled to the programme unlike the first phase which was being piloted in eight counties. 

The first phase will come to an end on July 30.

 The youths work in shifts of 11 days, with payment made weekly at Sh450 per day.

The reduction of the daily stipend from Sh600 to Sh455 is meant to increase the number of beneficiaries.

Kibera youths at Makina on 16th July 2020, participate in cleaning the streets with no proper protective gears to secure livelihoods amid the Coronavirus pandemic. .
Kibera youths at Makina on 16th July 2020, participate in cleaning the streets with no proper protective gears to secure livelihoods amid the Coronavirus pandemic. .
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

According to Charles Hinga, the State Department of Housing and Urban Development PS, an inter-ministerial team has developed grassroots work plans for the Sh10 billion budget programme.

Hinga said on July 10 that the initiative will employ workers primarily drawn from the informal settlements in urban and rural settings.

In Phase 1, the work entailed  unclogging drainage, clearing bushes, garbage collection, fumigation and disinfection.

Kibera youths at Makina on 16th July 2020, participate in cleaning the streets with no proper protective gears to secure livelihoods amid the Coronavirus pandemic. .
Kibera youths at Makina on 16th July 2020, participate in cleaning the streets with no proper protective gears to secure livelihoods amid the Coronavirus pandemic. .
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

“The Kazi Mtaani national technical committee has prepared robust works plans that will see more than 300,000 Kenyans earning Sh455 daily wage and engaged in more community and infrastructure development projects," Hinga said.

Youths from Kibera Katwekera area take part in Kazi Mtaani program that is meant to create employment for them during this coronavirus pandemic period on July 16,2020
Youths from Kibera Katwekera area take part in Kazi Mtaani program that is meant to create employment for them during this coronavirus pandemic period on July 16,2020
Image: MERCY MUMO
Youths from Kibera Katwekera area take part in Kazi Mtaani program that is meant to create employment for them during this coronavirus pandemic period on July 16,2020
Youths from Kibera Katwekera area take part in Kazi Mtaani program that is meant to create employment for them during this coronavirus pandemic period on July 16,2020
Image: MERCY MUMO