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Cabinet Secretary for Performance and Delivery Moses Kuria
Moses Kuria

Public Service Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria has instructed recently recruited interns to confirm their attendance at the upcoming launch by President William Ruto, warning that failure to do so may result in disqualification.

On Monday, the CS announced that the Public Service Commission (PSC) had effectively completed a recruitment drive for the Wagenzi Internship Programme, scheduled for launch on Monday, March 4.

He emphasised that this new programme will aid the government in facilitating internship opportunities for graduates, thereby enhancing their connectivity with potential employment avenues.

"The government invests a lot of resources in the education sector, but we then let these graduates waste in society. The biggest tragedy in our country is the unemployment of the youth and this will not be allowed to continue under the Kenya Kwanza Administration," he revealed.

Public Service Commission Headquarters, Nairobi.
Public Service Commission Headquarters, Nairobi.

"This morning, I met the technical team working on the launch of a Mega internship program, Wagenzi and I have committed to work extra hard and ensure most if not all our graduates get job placements either in Government, the private sector, or even Job exports outside the country."

Yesterday, the CS disclosed that interns employed under the project were invited to attend the launch, scheduled to commence at 7:30 am, in person.

However, attendees must confirm their attendance by dialling *206#; failure to do so may result in automatic disqualification.

"To all the successful candidates who were selected for the 2024 Graduate Internship (Wagenzi) Programme by the Public Service Commission, We are pleased to invite you to flagging off of the 2024 Wagenzi Cohort by President William Ruto at Ulinzi Sports Complex, off Langata Road just before Langata Barracks on Monday March 4, 2024, from 7:30 am. Congratulations! Dial *206# to Confirm. Failure to confirm will lead to automatic disqualification," Kuria added.

In January, PSC announced that it had appointed a total of 8,610 interns and deployed them to serve in different ministries, state departments, corporations and public universities.

The internship programme was scheduled to last for 12 months while the interns will be guided by PSC-trained mentors and coaches.

Today, Kuria met the Kenya Private Sector Alliance for discussions aimed at partnering with the state and the private sector for the deployment of graduates under the national graduates internships program. He intends to link 49,000 interns with opportunities.

"The great program will also go a long way in ensuring we encourage our younger generations to appreciate education," he added.

President William Ruto delivering a speech during the burial ceremony of the late Kelvin Kiptum in Elgeyo Marakwet on Friday, February 23,2024.
President William Ruto delivering a speech during the burial ceremony of the late Kelvin Kiptum in Elgeyo Marakwet on Friday, February 23,2024.