Kenyan youth must change attitude and take initiative
Kenya is a very youthful country. The median age is estimated to be at 19 years, and about 80 per cent of the population is below 35 years. According to the East African Institute of the Aga Khan University, to a very large extent, the youth will determine the future of this country. This group is, however, vulnerable to unemployment, drug use, radicalisation and other forms of crime. From their lack of focus in life to their perspective on leadership and corruption, they share the blame for these challenges.The Kenya Youth Survey Report by the East African Institute revealed that 50 per cent of the youth do not care what means one uses to make money, as long as they do not end up in jail. By any standards, the youth are the backbone of the nation and carry Kenya’s hopes for the future. They must, however, change their attitude and be more proactive to solve some of the problems they face.
KANYI GIOKO Nairobi