How Uhuru's Big 4 can help the youth secure their future
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SEE ALSO :Sh720m given for water, roadsThis world we are now is an unpredictable and unstable one with rapidly changing socio-economic values that are increasingly posing a challenge to the very core of the lessons we learnt and the values we acquired, hence we now have to go back to the drawing board and find practical and innovative ways to solve our emerging problems, especially as the youth. This is why we are here, graduation gowns shed off and sleeves rolled up ready to dash back into the trenches and reclaim our future. In my previous article, I suggested we begin with the Big Four agenda, for if implemented steadily, it has the potential of changing lives of many of us youth. Perhaps if we package the pillars of the said Big Four agenda into actionable concepts that are relatable to us youth, then we will have made tremendous strides in the right direction. This we can, if we still have the big picture in mind, if we are able to stand the test of our character and defend the values of patriotism, empathy for one another, and selflessness, values that we have spent the first quarter of our lives acquiring, and not give in to the allure of quick fixes and easy money that will ultimately corrupt our ideals. The future is now, and it is ours for the taking. Mr Mokamba is Communication Consultant in Nairobi
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