Youth In Kiambiu Slums and South B Stage Protest Unpaid Kazi Mtaani Dues
Chaos and protest erupted at Fuata Nyayo slums in South B and Mathare Kosovo on Thursday morning as youth in the areas protested over unpaid dues.
The youth who are part of the Kazi Mtaani initiative launched by the president recently to help youths during the period of Corona virus pandemic took to the streets to demand their wages.
In South B area the youth stormed the DO and chief’s camp demanding for answers on why a section of them have not received their money the past three weeks yet some have been paid.
They lit tyres around Matter Hospital in South B to show their anger after they were not addressed by the Chief who coiled after being tasked to explain the same.
‘‘What provoked us is that they have not paid some of us for the last three weeks ,there’s nobody to ask for the money because those who have received it were sent the money via mpesa.. they must tell us when we are getting our cash.’’ Dennis Onyango a resident told Ghetto Radio News.
Same were witnessed in Mathare’s Kosovo area where irate youth stormed the chief office demanding for their dues.
‘‘They are not telling us when we shall receive the funds yet some of us even issued bribes to get these opportunities,’’ affected youth said.
In Kiambiu slums , residents crowded the chiefs’ office despite the government’s directive on social distancing measure to curb the spread of Covid-19 as recruitment for Kazi Mtaani kicked off.
The residents have however, asked those in charge to ensure transparency in the exercise.
The recently created job initiative for informal settlements across the country was launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta on April 25 as one of the economic stimulus measures for informal settlements with about 10,600 youths in Mathare, Kibera, Mukuru and Korogocho expected to benefit.