President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked Kenyans to support the Building Bridges Initiative stating that through the power of handshake the country has peace all along.
Speaking in Kayole while officiating the opening of Soweto hospital, Kenyatta stated and asked Kenyans not to be subjected to the political wars of the subdivision.
He said that the BBI will bring Kenyans together and that no one is blocked from presenting their views and that it’s good to stay in harmony.
He promised that the Kazi Mtaani programme will not be scrapped as it was coming to an end on March 4.
He told the residents that he had been approached by youth from Kiambu and Nairobi about the possibility of the program being extended.
“When I was in Uthiru and Kiamaiko, and here, the youth have said they want Kazi Mtaani back, do you agree with them? Let’s see what we will do to have the program back,” He said.
The program which is under the State Department of Housing and Urban Development was launched last year to provide social protection for casual labourers impacted by COVID-19.
Under the program, beneficiaries are entitled to a weekly stipend of Ksh.1,000 which is remitted by the State Department of Interior and Co-ordination of the National Government through mobile money transfers.