A 20-year-old lady on Friday, got the rare chance of making a phone call to President Uhuru Kenyatta. The lady identified as Ann Wanjiru is one of the beneficiaries of a national government initiative dubbed Kazi Mtaani. She made the call from Elburgon in Nakuru County.
In the phone call, she praised the program, stating that it had helped many young people from the locality.
Wanjiru requested that the president extend the job which was supposed to last for 11 more days.
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Unfortunately, President Kenyatta explained that the program was designed that way to help as many young people as possible.
“We created the program so that you can work and get paid and after 11 days, the opportunity can be given to others and so on so that this money benefits all the young people who enroll,” he responded.
Wanjiru wished she was speaking with the president through a video call and asked whether she could meet him in person.
“I would like to see you live. There are a lot of things we need to talk about,” to which the head of state said he would think about.
The lady passed the gratitude of the residents of Elburgon, explaining that his administration had helped them alot.
The program is set to benefit over 270,000 youths. “The Kazi Mtaani national technical committee has prepared robust works plans that will see more than 270,000 Kenyans earning a Sh. 455 daily wage and engaged in more community and infrastructure development projects,” said State Department of Housing and Urban Development Principal Secretary Charles Hinga.
The first phase of Kazi Mtaani focused on informal settlements in the counties of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kiambu, Nakuru, Kisumu, Kilifi, Kwale, and Mandera.
Here is the video of the lady speaking to President Uhuru: