Kitui County Commissioner Mbogai Rioba on Tuesday(7th June) rolled out the Kazi Mtaani program phase 3 where thousands of youths attended to try their luck in getting job opportunities.
Rioba stated that there are over 5,000 vacancies and the youth are set to benefit from the opportunities after they shortlist and select those who had filed their online application.
“In Kitui we have been given 5,000 vacancies for casuals and supervisors and the online list we got had over 10,000 applicants so we are supposed to select 5,129 youths out of the total applicants. We will not favor anyone but we will choose those who are eligible,” Rioba said.
Samson Mutune, the director of the Kazi Mtaani program in Kitui revealed that the exercise will be running for a period of three months where the youths will be working for a period of 10 days.
“Today we have launched Kazi Mtaani phase three which will continue for three months and the youths will be working for 10 days in one shift. There will be two shifts where each will run for 10 days that is those who will work for 10 days will go to rest and then others come and work for another 10 days for three months,” Mutune said.
The aim of the youths working in shifts is to ensure that they work in different sub-counties of Kitui in turns according to the director.
The youths who will be selected will be notified through their mobile phones when to start working.
The Kazi Mtaani program was started by President Uhuru Kenyatta to provide jobs to the jobless youths in the aftermath of Covid-19 and to keep them engaged and earning.