The Housing Department in Murang’a has begun cleaning the payroll of youth engaged in Kazi Mtaani programme after some of them missed their payments.
The County Director of Housing Mr. Wilson Irungu said the exercise is nearing completion and assured the youth who are yet to receive their stipends they will have their payment in full.
He spoke during a monthly meeting of the County Implementation Committee (CIC), which is in charge of coordinating and monitoring the programme at the county level.
About 47 cohorts are yet to get their payment after they provided the wrong personal details including those of their national identity cards and phone numbers.
Members of the committee chaired by County Commissioner Mr. Mohammed Barre heard that some cohorts provided personal particulars of their relatives, something which occasioned delays of their payments.
Irungu said the process of cleaning the payroll is 96 percent complete adding the process will also help to remove those who have absconded their duties.
A total 4, 393 youth from the county were recruited in the programme and deployed in all the eight sub counties.
Irungu observed that some of the cohorts have deserted work and added replacement will be done in due time after they get directives from the headquarters.
County Commissioner Barre called for fast tracking in cleaning the payroll to ensure every cohort gets the payment.
Barre lauded the work the young people are doing in cleaning and beautification of towns and trading centres within the county.
In some sub counties, the cohorts are engaged in planting of trees, which the County Commissioner said the seedlings need to be nurtured by watering especially at this time many parts of the county are not receiving rains.
In Mathioya Sub county, a total of 5, 000 seedlings of indigenous trees donated by the Ministry of Energy are being planted in the compounds of public premises and along river Mathioya to contain erosion.
In Gatanga, the youth were also engaged in planting more than 300 fruit-tree seedlings as well as being involved in clearing and landscaping of several school compounds as preparations for back to school get in top gear.
Barre asked deputy county commissioners to follow up the work being done by the cohorts on a daily basis saying the amount of work done should be seen.
“Work in areas with more cohorts should be more than those with few youths. Let’s see the work done resonate with the number of deployed cohorts,” he added.
By Bernard Munyao