For more than three days, Kenya has been on the global limelight on the deeming future of her young generation. In the last three or four days, an event dubbed ‘project x’ has been trending on Kenyan social media. This is a party event that had been organized by some unknown people which was to take place at Kileleshwa in Nairobi.
According to reports from authorities, the event which targeted young people was meant to expose them to sexual activities, drug abuse as well as other immoral activities. This begs the question, what is the future of the current Kenyan youth? Is the current Kenyan youth ready to take up the mantle of leadership in any sector and lead his or her subjects to any land of glory? The answer is no. The step that was taken by the relevant authorities to cancel the event was a great step in protecting the youth of this country.
Almost every factor that is taking place in the country today, all the way from the top brass in leadership to the common man in the streets threatens the future of a Kenyan youth in one way or another. Most of mega corruption activities that have been report in the recent months have occurred within dockets that were supposed to benefit the youth of this country. The National Youth Service, an initiative that was set solely to benefit and uplift the life of a Kenyan youth has been rocked with massive corruption scandals amounting to hundreds of millions. The Youth Fund, an initiative whose pillars were firmly rooted on helping the youth of this country financial died a natural death long time ago. Uwezo fund, the last time most youths and Kenyans heard about it was when it was being launched.
More than 50 percent of the Kenyan population is made up of the youth. Out of these, more than 80 percent of them are unemployed despite the fact of them having attained required levels of education. The education system itself does not favor the future of a Kenyan youth at all. Universities have now capitalized on teaching theory at the expense of the much needed practical. At the end of it all, the country is having doctors who cannot treat, engineers who cannot construct, teachers who cannot demonstrate and many other things.
The fact is, there is no economic growth without a vibrant young generation.
Article by Juma Fred.