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Why 2000 Kazi Mtaani youth were not paid-PS Hinga

The Principal Secretary (PS) in the State Department of Housing and Urban Development Mr. Charles Hinga has outlined the reasons why a section of Kazi Mtaani Youth will not be able to get paid their dues amounting to Sh6 million.

Over 6000 youth were supposed to be paid under the first group and didn’t receive their payments, a situation that resulted in protests by the youth across the country.

Addressing the press, the PS Noted that the rest of the cohort had been paid two weeks prior and cleared the air over reports that youth with M-PESA Fuliza loans would have their payment automatically deducted upon payment.

PS Hinga said that they had agreed with Safaricom on the issue of Fuliza and maintained that the claims were false as no youth will be deducted their salaries by the network provider.

According to the PS, the first lot was paid about two weeks ago, with the program having over 283,000 youth on the payroll.

Hinga further stated that from the second lot, 4,158  youth were paid a total of Sh12,473,905, but 30 percent of the 6000 would have to wait a little longer to get their payment due to several inaccuracies in the information they provided to the ministry.

He said that a total of 1,527 youths had inactive lines and advised them to visit a Safaricom shop near them to be guided on how to activate them.

531 youths missed their salaries after their National ID information failed to match the line registration details, with 34 others not registering their lines with M-PESA.

Two others had some digits missing in the phone numbers they provided, which resulted in their names being returned back to the counties for necessary adjustments.

The PS further provided solutions to the Kazi Mtaani workers who missed out on the payment for them to receive their salaries.

Those not registered with M-PESA were advised to call Safaricom or visit their agents near them to register their lines.

For those pending active status, they were asked to complete activation by generating the activation code or visit Safaricom agents for further assistance.rd

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