Is This Kazi Mtaani Advertisement Legitimate?

This link shared on WhatsApp is allegedly advertising the September/October Kazi Mtaani Youth Recruitment. 


Retired President Uhuru Kenyatta rolled out the Kazi Mtaani program when COVID-19 struck to cushion Kenyans from tough economic times. However, President Ruto abolished the program terming it outdated, and changed it to a tree-planting initiative. According to the President, this would kill two birds with one stone by creating employment while saving the country from the effects of climate change.


The Kazi Mtaani program is under the State Department of Housing and Development. This recruitment exercise was not advertised on its website or official Facebook or X (formerly Twitter) handles.

According to the Google form, applicants must pay a National Social Security Fund (NSSF) processing fee to a till under the name Clement Kiprotich Kosgei. This is not one of the requirements in legitimate advertisements. Applicants must only meet the following requirements: 

  • Be national identity card holders between the ages of 18 and 25.
  • Be a resident of the area where one is making an application.
  • The applicant should not be benefitting from a government subsidy program.
  • Applicants must provide an M-Pesa number that matches the identity details provided for payments. 
  • KCSE and KCSE certificates are not mandatory but will provide an added advantage. 

Piga Firimbi contacted the State Department of Housing and Development via direct message on their official Facebook page. They dismissed the advertisement as fake.

Legitimate applications are submitted through the Kazi Mtaani Management System and not Google Forms.



The advertisement on the alleged Kazi Mtaani September/October recruitment is FAKE.

This fact check was published by Piga Firimbi with technical support from Code for Africa’s PesaCheck newsdesk, through the African Fact-Checking Alliance (AFCA).

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