Naivasha: Kazi mtaani youths cry foul over unpaid dues
Tens of youths hired under the Kazi Mtaani initiative a couple of weeks to the general elections are crying foul over their unpaid allowances.
The over 800 youths from Naivasha expressed their fears that they could lose out on their dues as the new government came into power.
Days to the general elections, hundreds of youths mainly from informal settlements countrywide were hired under various cohorts to work in cleaning exercises.
In Naivasha, one of the cohorts from Kayole estate told of their suffering alleging that they had not been paid for the last two months.
Their spokesperson Margaret Njoroge said that they were undergoing untold suffering despite doing their part which included clearing drainages and bushes by the roadside.
She said that some of their houses had been closed while tens of families were sleeping hungry as they waited for their dues from the State.
This was echoed by another worker Veronica Wangui who said that they were in darkness over the failed payment with their bosses maintaining silence.
While calling for Nakuru Governor to intervene, Wangui said that their houses had been closed due to pending rent arrears while their children were not attending classes.
Another youth Sylvester Kaparo called on the new President William Ruto to intervene so that those responsible could pay for their dues.
He said that they were no longer working due to the current impasse while challenging the Ministry of Labor to intervene.
Speaking on phone, Naivasha deputy county commissioner Mutua Kisilu confirmed that some of the youths had not received their dues.
He however denied that they had not been paid for months adding that only a handful of them had not received their two weeks dues.