Payment Controversies Mars Kazi Mtaani Jobs As Government Defends Itself
The Kazi Mtaani jobs have caused a stir in the manner in which youths are being paid after work with many claiming that the payments are inconsistent and have been marred with delays.
According to those we spoke to in Mathare slums ,some have worked for the last 21 days but have only been paid for a week’s work a move that has left them demoralized.
‘‘We have worked tirelessly for the last three weeks, the government has only paid one week ..this is not fair we need this matter addressed because youths have no morale even as they continue working.’’ said an aggrieved youth
But the sentiments of delays in payment have been dismissed by Principal secretary Jerome Ochieng who pointed out that there are errors on the data submitted by the youth adding that they can’t do any transaction with incorrect data.
‘‘There is a challenge with details we received..some of them their names do not tally with their Identification cards details and remember all these will be audited ..we urge them to give supervisors on ground correct and matching details…in some cases we have directed some youths to swear an affidavit.’’ He said.
Ochieng’ further asked those who have not started the program in areas such as Embakasi to stay calm and wait for major role out that will happen soon.