Kenya must go beyond odd jobs to fix rising youth unemployment

Youth unemployment has risen to alarming levels in Kenya. In fact, eight out of every 10 unemployed persons are youthful. About 85 percent of the unemployed are aged below 35. The largest unemployment rate is recorded in the age group 20–24 years at 19.2 percent!

Kenya is a haven of great young innovators! The creation of ventilators by university students; smart gloves concept with flex sensors; solar-powered roofing tiles; gas-tracking devices; solar-powered light system to safeguard livestock from wildlife in rural areas and the innovative hand-washing machines that use foot pedals to reduce the spread of the coronavirus are examples of some great home-grown recent innovations.

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