PS Charles Hinga in Kasarani during a Youth Engagement [Photo: The Star]
Nairobi County is leading in the counties that have recorded the highest number of youth enrollment in the third phase of the Kazi Mtaani Initiative.
Data from the State Department of Housing shows that 179,000 youths registered in Nairobi followed by Kiambu with 78,000 and Nakuru with 60,000.
Elgeyo Marakwet comes last with 8,036 registered youths.
The third phase will be implemented in over 900 informal settlements across all 47 counties and will end in June 2022.
In counties, 24,657 youths registered daily in the 47 counties, after the registration for the programme kicked off on 19th of November 19 2021, when the government launched the Kazi Mtaani Registration Website.
According to Housing Principal Secretary (PS) Charles Hinga the youth will receive extensive training on life skills such as setting up businesses, HIV and Aids prevention, mental health and counseling.
Hinga has called on the youth yet to get registered to do so through the program’s website.
“Now we move to the validation process. On the same registration page there is a new link to verify your registration You can also edit info in case you made a mistake or captured the wrong ward,” he said.
The PS however urged the public to be aware of conmen who were duping the youth to pay in order to register.
The Kazi Mtaani Program is a national initiative that was launched in April 2020, to cushion the most vulnerable youths living in informal settlements from the effects of the Covid -19 pandemic.
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