The Kenya National Highways Authority has enrolled Beneficiaries of a scholarship programme under the Kenol – Sagana – Marua Highway Improvement Project (KSMHIP). – By Gerald Gekara.
According to the authority, atleast 300 students under scholarship have reported to the institutions they were selected to join.
Out of a total of 2500 applicants, 750 were interviewed and a final 300 were selected. The process that was conducted in partnership with County Government representation.
The scholarship will benefit young people under the mandate of the project, which traverses through Nyeri, Kirinyaga, and Murang’a counties.
The training program which is a partnership between KeNHA and the African Development Bank is aimed at building the economic capabilities through self-development.
Similar programmes have been undertaken in Mombasa County under the construction of the Mombasa – Mariakani Highway Project: Lot 1 and in Eldoret under the Eldoret Bypass road project.
The program seeks to support the youth who have no formal training, liasing with Kenyan Technical Training Institutions to enhance their skills to secure gainful employment thereafter.