Meet the brains behind ICT revolution in Kitui Youth and ICT Ministry


By Yohana Kimwele

The Minister in charge of basic Education, ICT and Youth Development Hon David Kivoto and his staff in the ministry continues to win banquets of praise from netizens.

The executive has continued to attract friends and foe with equal measure, He is suave, assertive, humorous, eloquent and commands wisdom in whatever he does, inside the Executive and outside the government spheres

He is said to be among the most brilliant technocrats in the county executive panel, the minister has spearheaded several milestones in the youth ministry according to detail seen by the county diary.

Despite not engaging the media fraternity frequently, the Executive member has continued to win banquets from locals and beyond.

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When county diary sought to know his strength, this is what he had to say, “It’s all about God and making sure our ministry tops in implementation of the county government agenda, as a ministry we know what the Governor needs and we must deliver”.

The minister reaffirmed the government commitment by ensuring youth acquire relevant technical skills that can help them enter into employment opportunities.

The minister called on youth who have completed secondary education but have not qualified to join universities to take advantage of the many training opportunities available in middle-level colleges across the county.

Mr. Kivoto was speaking this morning at his office during a live interview with county diary, The Minister revealed that out of the 17,796 youth who did KCSE last year only 10% qualify for University admissions, leaving behind about 16,000 youth who should find alternative Education and training opportunities in middle-level colleges


Mr. Kivoto sited Kitui Teachers Training College, Kitui Medical Training College, Kenya
Water Institute and Tseikuru Technical Training College as some of the best middle-level colleges situated in Kitui County which the youth can take advantage of to go for training

He said National Government was paying ksh 30,000 per year for every student enrolled in Technical colleges and National Polytechnics and the student was only required to pay ksh 26,000 per year and asked Kitui youth to enroll in large numbers for
Diploma and Certificate courses
In addition, the minister said,

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The County government is also sponsoring every child in
Youth Polytechnic with ksh 15,000 per year to undertake Artisan Trade courses in
Plumbing, masonry, mechanics, Tailoring, Hair and Beauty Therapy, Foods and Beverages, among others

He challenged parents saying the world of today is very competitive and children
needed to be given opportunities after form four to enroll for training and acquire skills to
help them be self-reliant in life

The minister also informed us that the Boda Boda riders who were trained will be getting their ridding licenses courtesy of the county government of Kitui.