The Kazi Mtaani Management System (KMS) has successfully registered over 181,000 youth in its first 12 hours of operation.
According to Principal Secretary, State Dept for Housing and Urban Development Charles Hinga, within the first 30 minutes of going live, over 7,500 had registered.
Nairobi County leads with over 37,800, followed by Kiambu with 14,900 and Nakuru County with 9,650.
Although the new system was hit by outage on Friday, PS Hinga acknowledged the glitches Kenyans faced on Social Media and called upon the youth not to panic.
He also noted that some of the sub-counties were missing from the drop down menu adding that being a live system they couldn’t update them.
“There are certain sub-counties missing from the drop down menu. This being a live system we can’t update them now, but we will shut down the system later this evening (will communicate the time) to update all missing information. Again no need to panic we have a long way to go,” said PS Hinga.
“The KMS link is working be patient if it’s a bit slow, on the back end we have close to 500 requests per second to process. No need to panic,” he added.
He said that interested youth have another two weeks to register.
“Kindly note this is not a 1st come 1st serve and registration is open for the next two weeks. Everyone will register,” he remarked.
The PS also warned of conmen waiting to obtain money under the pretext of helping Kenyans to join Kazi Mtaani.
On Thursday, the Government extended the National Hygiene Programme dubbed Kazi Mtaani Initiative to June 2022.
The expanded Phase is aimed at equipping the youth with skills aimed at creating job opportunities as well as enable them to engage in self-employment in fields such as plumbing, masonry, carpentry, etc.
Over 280,000 youths were employed from 1,100 informal settlements in the 47 counties during the first and second phases of the programme.
This comes after President Uhuru Kenyatta in his remarks during Mashujaa Day promised the Kazi Mtaani Programme would be continued because it had positively impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of youth.
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