Youths sceptical of Kenya employment drive

New leadership vows to tackle youth unemployment of 80 percent but young people say past initiatives have failed.

    Joblessness remains a major problem for Kenya's economy, with youth unemployment standing at about 80 percent.

    Uhuru Kenyatta, the country's new president, has promised to tackle the issue by creating a million jobs every year. 

    Kenyatta is planning to achieve this by promoting economic growth and modern agriculture.

    But the young say they have heard such promises many times before, and will only believe it when they actually secure a job.

    Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports from Nairobi.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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