Young people in Kitui County, who worked as casual labourers on road repair projects in the eight sub-counties between 2018 and 2019, can afford to smile, as they will be paid their dues from today, 26th March.
County Lands, Infrastructure and Urban Development minister Jacob Kakundi announced the payment plans in his office in Kitui Town.
Kakundi said that the contractors had been given until the end of April to clear all the outstanding payments.
“Three of the companies had received their payments earlier, and the remaining three were settled four weeks ago, but we received complaints that they didn’t pay the young people who cleared bushes and other duties.”
He said police had, as directed by Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu, traced all the companies concerned and they agreed to pay the pending dues.
The young people have been advised to collect their payments from each sub-county from 26th March from county or village administrators.
Kakundi said that in two weeks’ time, there would be a similar assignment work and youth should come forward and be recruited.