Nakuru County interns to get Sh15,000 monthly pay

The Nakuru County Assembly has adopted a policy that will see fresh diploma and degree graduates absorbed as interns in the county government, with a Sh15,000 monthly stipend.

The Internship Policy was tabled in the House by Labour, Gender and Youth Committee chairperson Daniel Githengi and adopted yesterday.

“The interns will be paid the stipend by the National Industrial Training Institute (NITA). In the event that NITA fails to pay, the host department still pays the stipend of not less than Sh15,000,” Mr Githengi said.

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He said five interns from each of the 55 wards would be engaged, creating opportunities for 275 youth every year.

Eligibility for the opportunities shall be limited to unemployed Kenyan graduates who have no work experience and shall only be undertaken only once after graduation for a period of between three and twelve months or as per the duration prescribed by the body regulating the profession.

Just like other government processes, the selection criteria shall adhere to merit, gender consideration, ethnic representation, disability status, minority and marginalized guidelines.

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Githengi said that the interns shall be required to have a personal accident insurance cover and a medical cover by the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) or any other reputable medical insurance firm during the period of engagement.

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