× Digital News Videos Opinion Special Reports Lifestyle Central Coast Eastern Nairobi North Eastern Nyanza Rift Valley Western Business News Stocks Financial Standard Africa Asia America Europe Weird News Editorial Commentary Letters Crazy World Features Entertainment Money & Careers Health & Science Sci & Tech Home & Away Generation Next Cartoon Education Pointblank Environment Travel & Destination Columns Kipkoech Tanui uReport Kiambu Murang'a Nyandarua Kirinyaga Nyeri Baringo Bomet Elgeyo Kajiado Kericho Laikipia Nakuru Nandi Narok Samburu Trans Nzoia Turkana Mombasa Kwale Kilifi Tanariver Taita Taveta Kakamega Vihiga Bungoma Busia Siaya Kisumu Homabay Migori Kisii Nyamira Nairobi Uasin Gishu West Pokot Sunday Magazine The Hague Trial Kenya @ 50 Education and Training Health and Environment Insurance and Financial Security Housing Current Affairs Humour Makau Mutua David Oginde Clay Muganda Comand Your Morning Mohamed Wehliye Wednesday Life Alexander Chagema Arts & Culture Kamotho Waiganjo Barrack Muluka Xn Iraki Urban Rights - By Steve Ouma Branding Voice KCB Fredrick Ogola Sunday Magazine Wanja Kavengi Njoki Kaigai David Oginde Ken Opalo Daisy Maritim Houghton Irungu Hustle News Group Stages Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Finals Third Place play-offs Opinion Dr Pesa Podcasts Round Table Sepetuko Eve Woman Ramadhan Special Fact Check Correction Explainers The Standard Insider Blog E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS

PS Suda: We'll sack youth who registered twice in Kazi Mtaani initiative

By James Omoro | July 19th 2020 at 01:48:58 GMT +0300

Gender PS Collette Suda (holding a wheelbarrow) and Homa Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti hand over equipment to the youth who have been recruited for Kazi Mtaani initiative during the official launch of the programme in Homa Bay town. [James Omoro, Standard]

The government will terminate the contract of youth with double payments in the ongoing Kazi Mtaani programme.

Speaking on Friday during the launch of the programme in Homa Bay, Gender Principal Secretary Collette Suda said it is wrong for a single youth to benefit from two different social protection programmes at the same time.

“The government does not allow double payments in social protection programmes. Any youth who is in another social protection programme must quit Kazi Mtaani to pave way for others who are jobless,” said Suda.

The PS told Homa Bay County Kazi Mtaani implementation committee to be careful also to prevent the double-entry of youth in the programme.

She said the Kazi Mtaani initiative will cushion youth from unemployment in the country.

“Youth in Kenya grapple with unemployment and this programme is aimed at cushioning them from the unemployment crisis,” said Suda.

The programme has recruited 3,330 youth and their 111 supervisors who perform a number of cleanliness activities to beautify Homa Bay town.

Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti hailed President Uhuru Kenyatta for starting the programme which he said will transform lives of the youth in his county.

“President Uhuru has thought it well to start this programme which will improve the livelihood of the youth. As a governor, I have to say this programme will be an economic turning point for many youth in this county,” said Awiti.

He urged the youth to demonstrate diligence in the programme.

“Many youth are suffering from unemployment in this county. I urge anybody who has been recruited in this programme to work hard because if they don’t do it, another person will do it,” said Awiti.

The governor told the youth to observe social distance when they are doing the work.

The youth undertake various activities including clearing of bushes, sweeping streets and emptying drainage systems among other activities. The effort is aimed at beautifying Homa Bay town.


Read More