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Enough: Get rid of career ‘youths’ - 8 months ago, 9 Aug 23:25

Dannish Odongo

It’s no longer in question that the word youth has become a lucrative business opportunity for some state and non-state actors. The only tragedy is that the humongous profits extracted from this group seldom trickle down to the largest ( 76 per cent) demographic in Kenya.

Appealing reports are launched about the demographic every single day yet their state remains the same – vulnerable, deprived, oppressed, pauperised and exploited.

For some career youth ‘activists’, business is booming as they take lucrative positions in government and in the ranks of development partners using ‘youth’ as a bargaining tool. They may confess their love for youth but their hearts are far away from them. The same faces represent the youth, some for decades, making one wonder whether they started working while in their mothers’ wombs.

Enough is enough. We cannot continue to use young people of Kenya as doormats. Apart from using them as springboard ...
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