State Department of Housing has revealed that at least 1,158,893 Kenyan youths have registered for the Kazi Mtaani Phase three as the government ends the two-week registration.
In terms of counties, Nairobi recorded the highest number of registration with 179,000 followed by Kiambu with 78,000 and Nakuru 60,000.
Elgeyo Marakwet recorded the lowest with 8,036, Lamu 8,105 and Samburu 9,679.
The latest data from the State Department indicated that on a daily average 77,259 people registered for the programme.
Registration for the programme kicked off on November 19, 2021, when the government launched the Kazi Mtaani Registration Website .
KMR is a mobile and web-based system developed by Kenya to register and manage Kazi Mtaani beneficiaries across the country.
The online portal was used to register, process the data received from the mobile application, payments and reports.
Housing PS Charles Hinga said the registered youths should use the remaining period to verify the details they submitted in the portal.
“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 added.
Earlier on, the PS advised that anyone seeking Kazi Mtaani jobs will now have to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
Hinga noted that youths will be required to show evidence of the vaccination.
“You must show evidence that you have received at least one jab (if two jabs are required) and this is key to recruitment,” he said.
This was after Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that people seeking in-person government services will be required to produce a Covid-19 certificate effective December 21.
The robust Kazi Mtaani,Phase three and will be implemented in over 900 informal settlements
across all 47 counties and will end in June 2022.
PS Hinga said the youths will receive extensive training on life skills such as setting up businesses, HIV/Aids prevention, mental health and counseling, and basic skills in masonry and carpentry.