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Lenku unveils vocational training for youth in technical skills

Kajiado county government on Tuesday launched a training program for 300 youth in various technical skills at Masai Technical Training Institute.

From left is MTTI board chairman, Joshua Polong, County Commissioner David Kipkemei and governor Joseph Lenku on May 22.

The program hopes to equip unemployed youth with technical skills which enable them earn a living later.

The county government has set aside Sh100 million for the training of 1, 000 youth this year. Some 700 youth will be picked in September and included in the training program.

Parents whose children are the beneficiaries of the KCB’s training program for vocational training in technical skills

Governor Joseph Lenku while launching the program at MTTI said he will set aside Sh100 million every year for four years for training purposes.

The program dubbed ‘2-jiajiri’ hopes to train 4, 000 youth in four years.

Lenku said most of the youth who completed Form Four and Class 8 have been recruited from all the 25 wards in the county.

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“They will be trained in welding and fabrication, carpentry and joinery, masonry, plumbing and other artisan courses. We are partnering with Kenya Commercial Bank Foundation in this program,” said Lenku.

He said at the end of the training the youth will be given loan to kick-start their businesses.

The governor said job markets are now flooded and unskilled youth cannot all be employed.

Present during the unveiling were county commissioner David Kipkemei, deputy governor Martin Moshisho and representatives from KCB head office in Nairobi

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