Kakamega County will offer job opportunities to at least 3000 residents yearly under the Kazi Mashinani program, which is set to kick off in March this year.
Kakamega County Governor Fernandes Barasa announced that each ward will benefit from 50 slots in the initiative meant to create wealth through employment opportunities.
Barasa was speaking during a funeral service for his uncle in Mumias East Sub-County on Tuesday.
In addition, he emphasized his willingness to work with the national government to foster development in the county, saying he does not require a middleman to reach President William Ruto.
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