The Kenya National Hygiene Programme that houses the Kazi Mtaani youth initiative has been extended for one more month. – By Gerald Gekara.

The announcement was made by PS State department for housing and Urban Development, Charles Hinga.

“To all the Kazi Mtaani youths, kindly note the program has been extended for another 1 month and will now come to an end 4th of March 2021. Therefore Cohort A will resume work on the 3rd of February 2021. More info to follow,” he said.

The programme targeted the unemployed youths in all 47 counties, to provide some form of income through the state sponsored clean up exercise.

President Uhuru Kenyatta who announced the program, saw to it that youths who enrolled in the excercise, would be paid a stipend of Ksh. 1000 in a week.

Sh10 billion was allocated for cushioning the elderly, orphans and vulnerable members of the society.

So far, the government has disbursed Sh1.3 billion for phase one, Sh2.4 billion and Sh5.6 billion has been earmarked for phase three.