BEYOND SANITATION

Kazi Mtaani to involve more projects not just cleaning, says Govt

Youth this time have an opportunity to apply for the jobs online unlike in the past.

In Summary
  • Unlike the first two phases that focused on sanitation projects in urban areas, the current phase will involve other projects.
  • Government says online application gives everyone a fair chance of getting the Kazi Mtaani jobs.
Youths from Nairobi's Kibera Katwekera area take part in the Kazi Mtaani programme to help informal settlement on July 16, 2021.
Youths from Nairobi's Kibera Katwekera area take part in the Kazi Mtaani programme to help informal settlement on July 16, 2021.
Image: MERCY MUMO

Kiambu County Commissioner Wilson Wanyanga has urged the youth to apply for recruitment in the third phase of the Kazi Mtaani Programme.

Wanyanga who was speaking during the launch of the programme at his office said the youth this time will have an opportunity to apply for the jobs online unlike in the past.

 “This time, you can apply on your own online, this gives everyone a fair chance of getting the Kazi Mtaani jobs,” Wanyanga said, vouching for the online application model.

The County Commissioner also revealed that unlike the first two phases that focused on sanitation projects in urban areas, the current phase will involve other projects.

 He further explained that that the programme is seeking to hire both skilled and unskilled labor.

 “In the other phases, we were focusing on cleaning the streets in urban centers but this time we’re also building CBC (Competency Based Curriculum) classrooms and we will also be offering support in the fight against malaria,” he noted.

 Wanyanga urged the youth to apply, assuring them that in the online application process, both male and female genders will be considered fairly including those people living with disabilities.

Kiambu Deputy County Commissioner Titus Maina also supported the shift to online application arguing that it would be a more convenient means of searching for a job.

 “In the past, you had to wait for an advertisement in the dailies to know that there is a job but now all you have to do is log into the website and check and know early enough of the opportunities that are available,” Maina explained.

He urged the youth to constantly be checking the Public Service Commission website to find other government job opportunities and apply if they meet the qualifications.

His sentiments were shared by the County Government Director of Youth Affairs in Kiambu, Jacinta Migwi who told the youth present to apply for the jobs to earn an honest living.

“Work is important, the best money is that which you have worked for,” she said. 

Migwi also asked the youth to organize themselves into groups, saying it was easier to access various government funds to start business and other gainful activities.

“There are many funds such as youth fund, affirmative action fund and Uwezo fund which are available and most of them are targeted at the youth,” she shared.

James Njenga, an official from the Youth Council in Kiambu recognized the government’s efforts in creating opportunities for youth in the country.

He said that as a beneficiary of the Kazi Mtaani Program, it was a good rescue for many youth who have been struggling with employment.

“This initiative has helped us a lot especially when Covid-19 had just hit and had affected so many young people economically,” he said.

To apply for Kazi Mtaani recruitment, one is asked to visit the website: register.kms.go.ke and register and also follow on this as it will give guidance on the rest of the application process.

 After application, shortlisting will be done after which the successful applicants will be picked.The countrywide phase three Kazi Mtaani kicked off on Friday.