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Guide To Apply For Kazi Mtaani Programme

What is the Kazi Mtaani initiative salary? The government program has undoubtedly attracted numerous youths in Kenya, and it goes, therefore, without saying that the Kazi Mtaani payment package could be attractive. In its first phase, the enlisted workers were paid a daily wage of Kenyan shillings 653.10 for Nairobi, Kisumu, and Mombasa. In contrast, those from the other municipalities were paid Kenyan shillings 600.00.

However, the Kazi Mtaani salary was lowered slightly in phase two to increase the recruitment bracket to 270,000. Each enlisted worker receives payment of shillings of 455.00 per day. The Kazi Mtaani initiative continues to empower youths in all parts of the country. Since its launch, it has attracted the interest of numerous young people. The initiative provides employment opportunities for these energetic youths and keeps them away from criminal activities.

The jobs are open for both skilled and unskilled individuals expected to:

  1. be aged between 18 and 35 years.
  2. be Kenyan citizens with valid identification cards
  3. possess a certificate of good conduct
  4. be residents of areas in which they make applications

Possessing a KCSE or KCPE certificate is an added bonus.

In the application process, personal details are required which include:

  1. Individual’s name
  2. Identity Card number
  3. Telephone number
  4. Address
  5. The cluster name and village

Recruitment for the third phase of Kazi Mtaani will commence on November 19th 2021. All interested candidates are required to apply through the Kazi Mtaani Management System Portal, a web-based system specifically developed by the government to facilitate the registration and management of beneficiaries of the programme.

The programme is spearheaded by the State Department of Housing and Urban Development. You can visit their website for more information on application procedures.

For phases one and two, those interested in the programme had to present their applications to the assistant chiefs of the areas in which they reside. The project falls under the National Hygiene Programme overseen by the Ministry of Interior.

Currently, enlisted workers from Nairobi, Kisumu, and Mombasa earn a daily wage of Kshs. 653.10 while workers from all other municipalities earn a daily wage of Kshs. 600.00 per day.  The wages are guided by the Wage Order of 2018. Payments are made once a week through mobile money transfer.

Specifics of the Kazi Mtaani job

  1. The youth are expected to work for a maximum of 8 hours from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm, Monday to Friday, every week with weekends and public holidays exempted.
  2. In Phase 2, the enlisted youth will be expected to work for a maximum of 11 days per month.
  3. The project will be expanded in phase 2 to include the upgrade of public sanitation facilities including building public toilets, and construction of projects.

The Kazi Mtaani duties include:

  1. Creating and paving walkways for people so that they are not walking on dusty paths and muddy areas, creating drainage within informal settlements
  2. creating community gardens within settlements;
  3. constructing green spaces and pocket parks where children can play, where land can be made available;
  4. repairing and refurbishing public offices, nursery schools, and community halls within informal settlements.

The Kazi Mtaani recruitment is done through a grass-root selection committee that identifies suitable workers. The selection committee is comprised of:

  • Informal settlements leadership;
  • Settlement Executive Committees (SECs), where they are operational;
  • Nyumba Kumi leaders; and
  • National Government Administration Officers (NGAOs).

Members of this committee are well versed with the localities and are known to the communities thus they are best placed to undertake this exercise.

The government started Kazi Mtaani in 2020 as a way to cushion the youth against the economic difficulties brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. The initiative involves performing tasks such as cleaning streets, drainage lines, growing trees and rehabilitation of Public facilities.

Online registration portal- Kazi Mtaani Management System (KMS)

An online registration portal- Kazi Mtaani Management System (KMS) has been developed where those interested will be registered in a timely, transparent and efficient manner that will be equitable across the board.


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