Youths raise concerns over huge unemployment rate

Nakuru Youths have slammed Governor Lee Kinyanjui over the huge unemployment rate among youth in Nakuru County.

This even as a documentary on unemployment that aired on one of the national TV stations in the country indicated that majority of youths in Nakuru County are unemployed.

Addressing media in Nakuru, the youths led by their Chairman Daniel Gitau said this was alarming and there was need for the county government Nakuru to ensure the issue of unemployed youths is addressed.

He says such will help address issues of crime which many unemployed youths may opt to engage in as a shortcut to seek finances.

“It is shocking that Nakuru County is one of the counties where majority of the youths are unemployed yet we have many industries. We want our governor to know that as youths we will not tolerate that. We want our youths to get jobs” said Kimani.

The youths are now demanding that 80 percent of the employment slots in the county be set asides for them.

Similar sentiments echoed by the youths coordinator Mr.Abdi Ismail who said the unemployment rate among youths in Nakuru County is alarming and this may result to high crime rate.

According to Mr.Abdi such will only be addressed if the county government works with speed to ensure a new CEC is in place for the docket of the Youths by February.

“The unemployment rate among youths in this county is alarming and we are calling on Governor Kinyanjui to look into it and ensure we have a CEC for the youth in office so that such can be addressed” said Abdi.

On the forthcoming job interviews to be conducted by the current County Public Service Board, they questioned why the Board was conducting the interviews yet their tenure was almost coming to an end.

They called on Governor Kinyanjui to look into the same and ensure the law is adhered to.

“We are not against the Board conducting interviews but why is it that they have waited till their tenure is coming to an end is when they want to conduct the interviews? We shall also re-visit the same” said Kimani.

PHOTO//Mambo mazuri.com: Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui.Nakuru Youths have slammed Governor Lee Kinyanjui over the huge unemployment rate among youth in Nakuru County.

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