President William Ruto has stated that the Kazi Mtaani programme that was launched in 2020 is outdated.
Speaking in Kibra, Nairobi on Tuesday, October 25, during the launch of a housing project, the Head of State said that the programme will be replaced with a better project.
He said that instead of the youth collecting garbage as they used to do during Kazi Mtaani, they will now be involved in building the houses under the affordable housing programme.
“Mambo ya Kazi Mtaani ni mambo ya zamani. Ile kazi mtaani ya kuokota takataka hapana. Tuachane na hiyo. Sasa kazi itakuwa ni hii ya kujenga manyumba," President Ruto said.
According to the Head of State, the work of collecting garbage is meant for the county government and the youth have better opportunities.
"Tutapanga nafasi ya ajira ya kutosha bila ya kutumia vijana wetu kuokota takataka. Kazi ya kuokota takataka ni ya gavana Sakaja," the President said.
He further maintained that Kazi Mtaani was providing limited opportunities to the youth, adding that the affordable housing plan will provide more opportunities.
"Mlikuwa mnaajiriwa watu mia tano kwa kila ward ambayo ilikuwa watu 2500. Hao 2500 ndio watatusaidia kujenga nyumba. Ile kazi mlikuwa mnaniuliza ndio hiyo," he added.
The Head of State further stated that his government will launch housing projects in every constituency in Nairobi County.
Kazi Mtaani had been launched to cushion the youth from the effects of Covid-19.