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CITY GIRL: We’ve made youth believe corruption is key to success - Nairobi News - 9 months ago, 1 June 18:32

Njoki Chege

One in every four young people in Kenya want to leave and relocate to another country — preferably the US — because they feel that the US and European countries have better opportunities for them.

This is according to the Next Generation Kenya survey that was conducted by the British Council early this year.

The study, which sampled 4,104 Kenyans aged between 15 and 24 across the 47 counties, notes that Kenyan youth are worried about some of the goings on in the country.

Corruption is one of them. In fact, a young man from Turkana was quoted saying; “If you want to be successful in Kenya, you have to give up some morals.”

Among the biggest challenges faced by the youth, according to this study, is lack of employment opportunities (67 per cent), financial difficulties (40 per cent), drug and alcohol abuse (30 per cent), lack of access to good education (22 per ...
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