Unemployment in Kenya, what you should know
SEE ALSO :Team to give idle youth jobsThe latest data reflects a shockingly high youth unemployment rate which as companies continue to downside due to harsh economic environment. With voters below the age of 34 now at 9.93 million, more than half the registered 19.61 million, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga have promised Kenyans to create more jobs for youth if they win the election. Uhuru had said he would create a million jobs per year but he managed to create 2.5 million jobs since Jubilee came to power in 2013. One of its flagship youth empowerment programmes, the National Youth Service, is now a reference point for corruption rather than job creation. Raila also intends to tap into the youth and women funds to set up single mothers in business according to his manifesto. He has always accused the government for side-lining youth in terms of jobs for vested interests.
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